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CLA 81
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Palatinus Lat. 187 (foll. 8–66)
Script Uncial and Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The whole MS was at Lorsch at least as early as the thirteenth century. The first part (see previous items) includes some medical receipts in a script suggesting North Italy.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66177
Support Parchment
Contents Galenus, Alphabetum ad Paternum.
Script Commentary

Written by several hands, partly (foll. 8–24v med.) in uncial of the declining stage with the cross-stroke of T often forming a loop to the left and the stem having a distinct base-line, partly in pre-Caroline minuscule with many cursive elements: both e and c often have a little tag to the left; the shoulder of r often extends above the following letters; suprascript a occurs frequently in ligature.


☛Nicholas Everett, The Alphabet of Galen: Pharmacy from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (Toronto 2011).

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