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Volume / Number: 4 / 504

CLA 504
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare LI (49)
Script Uncial
Date V–VI (480 - 520)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The Arian character of the sermon and homilies and the presence of Gothic marginalia would suggest a centre in North Italy, and two considerations point to Verona: the MS was preserved there and Verona is known to have favoured the Arian heresy. The coincidence that an Arian treatise also exists in a palimpsest from Bobbio (CLA 1.31) and sloping Gothic uncial in another Bobbio palimpsest (CLA 3.365), might be explained by assuming Verona as their common origin. The MS was apparently in Verona by the eighth century, to judge by annotations. Repaired in the Vatican in recent times.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66611
Support Parchment
Contents Maximinus Arrianus, Homiliae; Hieronymus; Augustinus, Sermones (250); Apostolorum constitutiones et canones; Nomina Apostolorum.
Script Commentary

Script is expert uncial, not of the very oldest type: the bow of uncial A is pointed, that of P is open; the tail of 𐌾 is thin and long; the top of T is small and wavy; suprascript u is V-shaped. Contemporary Gothic marginal notes in sloping uncial, many erased, were entered opposite the beginning of several homilies, sloping Gothic is also found in Ambros. S. 45 sup. (CLA 3.365), a MS from Bobbio. Marginal notes in eighth-century cursive and minuscule on foll. 19v, 51v, 52, 133, 141 seem Veronese. The liturgical lesson on fol. 132v is in a rough cursive hand found in several Verona MSS (cf. CLA 4.493), and is certainly Veronese. Stylus writing occurs; that on fol. 121 reads: 'uel fieri ipsi promiserit' (the opening words of the verso), with P for 'pro'. Notae Tironianae occur passim. Added points indicating voice inflexion are seen on foll. 25–27 ff .


☛Houghton, Latin New Testament p. 232: Cursive minuscule annotation on fol. 19v has Vetus Latina lection from Io 12.12–13. ☛Formerly Venice, Biblioteca Giustiniani Recanati without number. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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