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CLA 478
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare III (3)
Script Cursive Half-Uncial
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Verona, to judge by peculiarities in the script.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66585
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, 1 Sm 1.17–20.38, 21.9–22.5).
Script Commentary

Script is an extraordinary and doubtless local type of half-uncial with many cursive elements: a, resting on its side or suprascript, is often in ligature, especially with t; g is pinched; N and n are used, in the N form the sagging middle stroke is almost horizontal, recalling the form used by the Veronese scribe Ursicinus (cf. CLA 4.494); o is pointed at the top; z goes well below the line, apparently a North Italian feature; ascenders are either club-shaped or looped; descenders tend to turn up to the right; there is something individual about the script.


☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS h (Sm).

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