SMARAGDUS: COMMENTARIUS

MS 073
MS Short Title SMARAGDUS
Text SMARAGDUS: COMMENTARIUS IN REGULAM S. BENEDICTI, CH. 3
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Spain, 10th c., 1 f., 27x15 cm, 2 columns, (22x10 cm, originally 22x14 cm), 29 lines in Visigothic minuscule of square upright form. 2 ornamental initials in colours.
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Context Context: A bifolium containing a portion of the prologue is Beinecke library MS 447.
Provenance 1. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, I/162 (1963-1987); 2. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Cat. 1088(1988):12.
Commentary A very rare palaeographic survival. E.A. Lowe: "Samples of this type are a rarity. Apart from Paris and London, very few libraries in Europe can boast of more than one or two Visigothic manuscripts." The MSS in Spain should be added to this. Cf. The Schøyen Collection MS 190.
Published
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London , 3 September 2008.
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Place of origin Spain
Dates 10c AD

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