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Volume / Number: 1 / 5b

CLA 5b
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 491 (foll. 34–51)
  • Florence Italy Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Ashburnham 60 [16]
Script Insular Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in the same centre as 5a. The whole Vatican MS was inserted in its present place among the Vaticani by Cardinal Mai to replace a printed book. The Laurentian MS has on a paper fly-leaf the arms of 'Le Comte D. Boutourlin' and later belonged to Lord Ashburnham.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66103
Support Parchment
Contents Ps- Augustinus, Hypomnesticon; Ambrosiaster, In Epistulas Pauli.
Script Commentary

Script is a debased Irish minuscule, crowded and ungainly, apparently under continental influence, but some contemporary marginalia are in pure Insular. Over the erased lower half of fol. 75 of the Laurentian MS is a prayer in minuscule saec. X, which continues on fol. 75v.

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