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CLA 466
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale F.IV.14 (binding) [palimpsest old]
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale F.IV.16 (binding) [palimpsest old]
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale F.VI.2 Fasc. 8 [palimpsest old]
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale G.V.2 (foll. 139, 167–170) [palimpsest old]
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale O.IV.20 [palimpsest old]
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Ireland. Reached Bobbio apparently not before the eleventh century. Not in the inventory of 1461. Re-used in the fifteenth century, along with leaves from other MSS, to copy a vernacular treatise by Cavalca, the Irish miniatures, curiously enough, remaining intact. Brought to Turin probably after the suppression of the monastery in 1803. The entire MS, with the exception of the miniature pages, was destroyed in the fire of 1904 [see Notes below]. Their escape was due to the fact that they had been removed for photographing.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66573
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io) (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a stately Irish majuscule of the best type with d , N, r, S .


☛S1 p. 354: Contrary to what was stated in the main entry, MS O. IV. 20 was not entirely destroyed in the 1904 fire; 152 of 189 folios survive, though in damaged condition. Further, this codex seems to have been registered in the Bobbio catalogue of 1461 as No. 5. Cf. M. Ferrari, 'Spigolature bobbiesi', Italia medioevale e umanistica 16 (973) 9–12, no. 7 and pl. 3 (F. VI. 2, Fasc. 8).

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