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Volume / Number: 4 / 438

CLA 438
  • Turin Italy Archivio Di Stato IB.II.27
Script Uncial
Date VI–VII (580 - 620)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Italy. Connected with Bobbio from earliest times: on fol. 1v, above the decorative border enclosing the title, stand the uncial inscriptions: 'LIBROS RAGNAPTO PRSBT EX SUO INGENIO' and 'DE ARCA DOM UORGUSTI ABBI’. Although no other record of him exists, Uorgustus was probably an abbot of Bobbio: compare the similar ex-libris found in Vatic. Lat. 5758 and in Milan, Ambros. S. 45 sup. (CLA 1.36 and 3.365). Recorded in the old Bobbio catalogue. The Bobbio ex-libris is seen on fol. 2. Was No. 67 in the inventory of 1461. Like MS E. IV. 42 (cf. CLA 4.447) it was one of the early arrivals in the Turin University Library.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66544
Support Parchment
Contents Lactantius; Hilarius; Origenes; Hegemonius, Acta Archelai.
Script Commentary

Script is a bold and expert uncial not of the very oldest type: the bow of A is small and roundish; B has a tiny upper, and a protruding lower bow; the tail of 𐌾 is long and thin; the second upright of N is an elongated comma; S is rather top-heavy; the descender of Y is a hair-line. The contemporary half-uncial on foll. 61v–62 has regularly the uncial form of a and occasionally uncial b, g, m and r: i-longa is the rule after r and , a feature of old half-uncial. An interlinear insertion in uncial occurs on fol. 72, in early or contemporary cursive on fol. 27. Notae Tironianae on foll. 3v, 7v, etc..


☛Formerly Turin, Archivio di Stato IB.VI.28. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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