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The manuscript contains only the Apologeticum of Tertullian, and is a quarto volume on parchment in a modern binding. Note that on some pages the text is very grainy: on the original, the ink has not adhered very well to the parchment. Photographed February 2004. The photographs cover the whole volume.
The date is uncertain. The catalogue below gives it as 10th century, with 15th century decoration on fol.3. Hoppe's critical edition lists it as 12th-13th century; while it has been suggested to me that the whole Ms. may be 15th century (e.g. look at the dots on the 'i's). [Any paleographer care to give an opinion? Email me]
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CATALOGUE ENTRY :
1/29 Codex membranaceus
Q. Septimius Florens Tertullianus:
Explicit: Tertulliani viri gravissimi apolegeticus contra gentes explicit feliciter.
10th century, 15th century illumination.
Parchment. Modern binding, broken spine.
Cover: 215 x 150 mm
f3: 197 x 143 mm
Written area on f5: 130 x 77 mm.
Lettering 'TARTULLIANI..' on f3 in metallic colour (gold?). Gold leaf in initial.
Wormholing from both ends. Writing very grainy on a couple of hair-sides where
ink has failed to adhere.
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