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Volume / Number: 4 / 441

CLA 441
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale A.II.2* (foll. 3–112) (now lost, destroyed by fire in 1904)
Script Half-Uncial and Irish Majuscule
Date VII (601 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written no doubt at Bobbio. Was number 19 in the inventory of 1461. Presented to a duke of Savoy in the first half of the seventeenth century. Came to the notice of scholars in 1820, when A. Peyron discovered the famous palimpsest of Cicero. Destroyed by fire in 1904.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66547
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Collatio cum Maximo, Contra Maximinum.
Script Commentary

Script is partly half-uncial of a peculiar type, manifestly under Irish influence—it is seen in other Bobbio MSS (cf. CLA 3.362, 365) and partly Irish majuscule; one of the Irish hands permits the occasional use of uncial A, N and R and has a trick of writing the last three lines of a page in a curious, rather slim minuscule with many ligatures taken from Italian cursive; another hand using d, n, r, , writes an Insular majuscule influenced by Bobbio half-uncial. Contemporary corrections by an Irish hand.


☛Formerly Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale A.II.2 (foll. 3–112) [palimpsest new].

Last modified 03 July 2017