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CLA 70
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Palatinus Lat. 24 (foll. 11–14) [palimpsest old]
Script Rustic Capital
Date IV–V (380 - 420)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The Lucan was erased for rewriting ca. saec. VII–VIII. The MS was probably at Lorsch during the eighth century. Later it was at Heidelberg, whence it was removed to the Vatican in 1623.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66167
Support Parchment
Contents Lucanus, Pharsalia (6.21–61, 228–67, 7.458–537).
Script Commentary

Script rather small Rustic capital: B occasionally rises above the other letters; F descends below the line; G has the uncial form; I and T are easily confused; H has the appearance of a minuscule N with a small horn to the right, as in the Codex Bembinus of Terence (CLA 1.12). Some pages begin with a larger letter.

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