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Volume / Number: 4 / 442

CLA 442
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale A.II.2* (foll. 3–46, 54–72, 75–112) (now lost, destroyed by fire in 1904)
Script Rustic Capital
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Italy. The Cicero text was rewritten in the seventh century with a text of Augustinus, no doubt at Bobbio. The MS was given to a duke of Savoy in the first half of the seventeenth century. The Cicero palimpsest was discovered in 1820 by A. Peyron. Destroyed by fire in 1904.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66548
Support Parchment
Contents Cicero, Orationes (Pro Cluentio, Pro Tullio, In Pisonem, Pro Caecina, etc., fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a finely penned Rustic capital: G has a short tail; the two outer shafts of M are almost vertical; the bow of P is small; U approaches the uncial form.


☛Formerly Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale A.II.2 (foll. 3–46, 54–72, 75–112) [palimpsest old].

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