First half 9th c. (shortly after 800, during the abbacy of Alcuin)
Nonius Marcellus (4th c.)
VLF 73 is a parchment codex from the first half of the 9th c., its leaves measuring 290 x 230 mm. It is constructed of 33 quires of mostly 4 bifolia, totalling 253 leaves (506 pages). A few quire signatures in Roman numerals are still visible. The right margin of ff. 57, 207, and 248 is cut off; so is the lower margin of f. 68. Written space covers 215/230 x 175/180 mm, divided into 2 columns (22 lines in hard point ruling). The text was written by at least 7 different scribes in Minuscula carolina Turonensis. Corrections were made in two slightly later hands, one of which resembles the hand of Lupus of Ferrières. There are several major and minor initials, decorated in different colours. The initials of lemmata within the text are rubricated. Inscriptions are in black or red. The codex has a 19th-c. cardboard binding with dark leather protection (on which the emblem of the Leiden University is stamped).
Antiquity - Classical literature - Grammar
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