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CLA 483
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  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare X (8)
Script Mixed Uncial and Half-Uncial
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Verona—local amateur work.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66590
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Contents Augustinus, Enarrationes in Psalmos; Ambrosius, Opus incertum; Johannes Chrysostomus, Homiliae (20); Ps-Cyprianus, Homiliae; Leo Magnus, Epistulae; Testmentum Novum, Epistolae catholicae (Iac, 1–2 Pt, 2–3 Io, Iud).
Script Commentary

Script is in part a bold, uncalligraphic uncial, in part half-uncial mixed with uncial elements; in the half-uncial portion, d, g, and r are nearly always uncial: a, m, n, r, and s have two forms; the left branch of x goes below the line; z sweeps boldly down; letters are often suprascript at line-ends. Similar script is seen on fol. 1 of Verona II (2), (CLA 4.477), containing Augustinus, Sermo de die Iudicii; the hybrid uncial and half uncial also recalls the Bobbio Missal, Paris Lat. 13246. The long subscription on fol. 158v ends with the simile dear to medieval scribes: 'Karissime qui legis peto te per ipsum qui plasmauit nos ut oris pro me indigno peccatore et ultimo scriptore si habeas partem cum dnō saluatore: sicut nauigantibus suauis est portus sic et scriptori nouissimus uersus qui nescit litteras scribere se nullum putat esse laborem quia quod tris digiti scribunt totos corpus laborant.'

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