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Volume / Number: 4 / 488

CLA 488
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare Vetera Paralipomena MSS cod. capti. Veronae Frag. III
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare XV (13) [palimpsest old]
Script Uncial
Date VI in (500 - 533) (501 - 533)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The MS was probably written in an important centre like Byzantium, which presumably produced the Laurentian Digests and other legal MSS. This MS furnishes an interesting ancient example of a palimpsest which was allowed to remain intact during the process of rewriting.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66595
Support Parchment
Contents Gaius, Institutiones (4.134–139).
Script Commentary

Script is a distinct type of uncial found in a number of legal MSS, chief among them being the Laurentian Digests: the bow of uncial A is small, low, and rounded; B rises well above the line and its oval lower bow leans to the left; the upright of R descends below the line, the bow is mostly open below and touches the base-line and the last stroke is a small horizontal; the forms of B and R are characteristic.


☛CLA date (V) changed to follow M. Varvaro, Scriptorium 69 (2015), p. 79–103. ☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 18.

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