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Volume / Number: 4 / 477

CLA 477
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare II (2)
Script Uncial
Date VII in (601 - 625)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The MS was in Verona at latest by the eighth century, as the added entries on the recto and verso of fol. 1 testify.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66584
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina, 1–2 Sm, 3–4 Rg); Iulius Honorius, Cosmographia; Laterculus Veronensis.
Script Commentary

Script is a firm and careful, but rather exotic uncial: the bow of uncial A is pointed; is open and the top curves up instead of down; the hasta of uncial E is high; the tail of 𐌾 is short; S is top-heavy; T in ligature is often high; Y is tall. Numerous marginal entries, mostly in contemporary uncial, occasionally mixed with half-uncial. A note in sloping half-uncial occurs on fol. 43; the marginal notes on foll. 192v, 201v, 251 are of the time of Pacificus (†846) and perhaps in his hand. Many later entries showing that the MS had been continuously in use over a long period. Notae Tironianae occur. Palaeographically important are the entries added on the recto and verso of fol. 1. As it is conjugate with 8, fol. 1 must be part of the main MS of Kings. The recto was utilized in the eighth century for entering the Ps- Augustine Sermo de die judicii in large crude uncial (this hand is also seen on fol. 7v), and for making various probationes pennae in cursive; the verso was used for entering a lesson from Ez (36.22–8) in a curious local cursive minuscule by the scribe who made additions to Verona XXXVII (35) (cf. CLA 4.493). At the foot of fol. 1v is a Latin note in Greek capitals, apparently by the same eighth- or ninth-century hand as made the entry on fol. 24v of Verona LXXXV (80), described in CLA 4.514.


Index Tironianorum. ☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS R (Sm Rg).

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