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Volume / Number: 4 / 514

CLA 514
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare LXXXV (80)
Script Uncial
Date VI² (551 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, possibly Verona. Early connection with Verona is attested by the script of the seventh-century liturgical additions and confirmed by the probationes pennae.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66621
Support Parchment
Contents Sacramentarium 'Leonianum'.
Name Sacramentarium Leonianum.
Script Commentary

Script is an easy, informal uncial, unusual in liturgical volumes, suggesting that the copy was designed for private use; and the puzzling symbols in the margin and at the end of prayers—F E SP (fol. 32), P SP FE (fol. 37), P S F E (fol. 56), and P E F SP (fol. 56v), etc.—may be cross-references to the archetype. Contemporary uncial and half-uncial marginal comments of ascetical or doctrinal nature, out of place in a book for public liturgical use, are seen on foll. 46, 56, 86, etc. The lower half of fol. 139 and all of 139v contain a continuation of the liturgical text, in different ink, by a seventh-century hand, using mixed uncial and half-uncial, showing the form of and N used by Ursicinus (see CLA 4.494), and a symbol for 'per' made by p with a pennant-like line through the bow, an abbreviation found in CLA 4.506. On foll. 20, 21, 129 are probationes pennae in North Italian, probably Veronese, cursive saec. VIII; the type of the cursive minuscule on fol. 24v is also seen in Verona XIII (11); and the same page has a Latin entry in Greek letters, by the same hand as made the entry in CLA 4.477, which refers no doubt to Egino, Bishop of Verona (†802). Notae Tironianae occur.


☛Gamber, CLLA 601. ☛Index Tironianorum.

Last modified 05 September 2018