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Volume / Number: 4 / 505

CLA 505
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare LII (50)
Script Early Mixed Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in some Burgundian centre, to judge by the minuscule script on foll. 7–8 and by the textual affinities of the Regula. The MS must have reached Verona soon after it was written: on fol. 266v are two notes in the hand of Pacificus (†846). Some initials in the Liber Pontificalis and the use of uncial , N, R, and S in a minuscule script suggest an Insular exemplar.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66612
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Contents Liber Pontificalis (epitome); Testamentum Novum, Epistulae Pauli (Vulgata, 2 Th); Isidorus, Contra Iudaeos (29); Regula S Benedicti; Itinerarium Burdigalense; Gregorius Magnus, Sermones (De Adventu Domini, In Natale Confessorum); Augustinus, Sermones (In Theophaniam, 160, 168, 184, 200); Maximus Taurinensis, Sermones; Isidorus, Sermones (De Passione Domini, In Evangelia); Damasus Papa, Epistula.
Script Commentary

Script is a curious type of early minuscule of a transitional stage; the striking feature being the use of uncial , N, R, and S in a minuscule alphabet; ri in ligature is the rule. The scribe who continues the text from the middle of line 2 on fol. 7 to fol. 8 writes a Burgundian pre-Caroline minuscule with a curious abbreviation and m-stroke shaped like a leaning c, also seen in Autun MSS 4, 20 A, 21 (+ Paris, Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1628) and 23.

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