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CLA 490
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare XXII (20)
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI (post 555) (556 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Verona, presumably in the same scriptorium as the textually related Verona 53 (51), CLA 4.506, Vatic. Lat. 1322 (CLA 1.8) and Verona 59 (57), CLA 4.509. A palaeographically kindred MS is Paris, Lat. 12214 (Augustinus, De civitate Dei). A more precise clue to the date is supplied by the papal list which ends on fol. 3v with Vigilius (†555), whose death is noted by the first hand. It was certainly in Verona by the ninth century.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66598
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus-Gennadius, De Viris Illustribus; Anastasius Bibliothecarius, Vitae Romanorum Pontificum.
Script Commentary

Script is a type of half-uncial recalling that used by Ursicinus (cf. CLA 4.494): at least two hands worked on the MS, the first being the more calligraphic: half-uncial a is closed; is constricted; f descends below the line and the hasta often crosses the stem; N is characteristic with the middle stroke sagging; f goes well below the line; on fol. 163v are 16 lines in contemporary uncial remarkable for the advanced stage of development. Occasional marginalia in cursive on foll. 92–93, 95, etc., or in Veronese pre-Caroline minuscule of the time of Pacificus (†846), as on fol. 11v. Notae Tironianae passim.


Index Tironianorum.

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