Skip to content

Volume / Number: 4 / 486

CLA 486
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare XV (13) [palimpsest new]
Script Uncial
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The initials and the cursive marginalia suggest North Italy.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66593
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Epistulae; Anastasius Bibliothecarius; Rufinus; Gregorius Magnus.
Script Commentary

Script is a curious, rather angular uncial with the strokes often unconnected: uncial A is almost capital with the bar oblique and high, on many pages the half-uncial form also occurs; the base of L is square with a downward finial; the second stroke of N is thin, as in Greek; R is open at the top, resembling a North Italian N; T has a slim stem and a distinct foot and the top loops to the left, recalling Merovingian script; every minim, even I, begins with a cup-shaped forestroke; descenders are long and very pointed. Cursive marginalia on foll. 24v, 26v, 29v, etc. The added eighth-century cursive minuscule at the foot of fol. 126v does not seem Veronese. Notae Tironianae occur (e.g. foll. 23, 27v, 29).


Index Tironianorum.

Last modified 05 September 2018