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Volume / Number: 4 / 439

CLA 439
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale A.II.2 (now lost, destroyed by fire in 1904)
Script Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North Italy, probably at Bobbio, over the erased text of the Codex Theodosianus. Apparently not entered in the catalogue of 1461. Reached Turin most likely during the first part of the seventeenth century, together with the Lactantius, Sedulius, and the palimpsest A. II. 2* (CLA 4.438, 447, 441 ff.). Destroyed by fire in 1904.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66545
Support Parchment
Contents Iulius Valerius, Historia Alexandri Magni; Rutilius Namatianus, De Reditu Suo (2).
Script Commentary

Script is a North Italian cursive minuscule by several hands, some recalling Naples Lat. 1 and IV. A. 8 (CLA 3.388 and 403): a in ligature often rests on its side; the loop of e is elongated; i-longa is frequent initially; the horizontal of forms a closed loop to the left; ss run together, a North Italian feature (cf. CLA 3.353); the ligature ui resembles elongated S. Marginalia and corrections in contemporary Irish minuscule.


☛Formerly Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale A.II.2 [Valerius] [palimpsest new]. ☛Formerly Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale F.IV.25 [Rutilius] [palimpsest new].

Last modified 26 June 2017