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CLA 467
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  • Vercelli Italy Biblioteca Capitolare without number
Script Uncial
Date IV² (c. 371) (351 - 400)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Italy and probably in the centre that preserved it. The MS was regarded as a relic of St Eusebius of Vercelli (†371) and believed to have been written by the saint himself, which may account for its survival. The date is palaeographically acceptable. Once in a silver-plated box made by Duke Berengarius in 885. The missing leaf was given as a relic in 1575 to the Church of St Eusebius, Salus, in the diocese of Lausanne, and is now lost. The MS was in miserable condition before it was repaired in the Vatican in 1910. The unbound, mounted bifolia are now kept in two wooden boxes.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66574
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mt, Io, Lc, Mc).
Name Gospels of St Eusebius. Codex Eusebii. Codex Vercellensis. (a)
Script Commentary

Script is a fine expert uncial of the oldest type: the bow of uncial A is pointed; the eye of uncial E is open; the tail of 𐌾 is tiny; the first stroke of uncial M tends to be straight; the bows of P and R are small. Liturgical notes in North Italian cursive of the seventh century.

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