|Contents||Hieronymus et Gennadius De Viris Illustribus; Augustinus, Epistulae.|
|Foliation||Palimpsest, secondary script (for the primary scripts, Lucan in Rustic capital saec. IV and Pelagonius in uncial saec. VI, see C.L.A., 3.392 and 3.393). The present makeup is as follows: one quaternion (1-8), one quinion (9-18), a scrap folded as a bifolium (19/20), one quaternion (21-28), one ternion (29-36) with two inserted single leaves (32, 34), one bifolium (37/41) enclosing three single leaves (38, 39, 40), and one single leaf (42); foll. 13-14 are blank leaves taken from an older MS., for the quire-mark XXX can still be seen in the lower left-hand corner of fol. 13v ; foll. 19-20 are an inserted scrap of parchment; and fol. 42 is a blank leaf from an older MS. in uncial, traces of which remain in the fold. Foll. 42; ca. 200 X 185 mm. <160 -170 X 150 mm.) in long lines of varying number.|
Written doubtless at Bobbio, probably at the same time as the Charisius over Lucan (see C.L.A., 3.400). On fol. 1 is the fifteenth-century Bobbio ex-libris 'Liber sancti columbani de bobbio'. Removed probably by Parrhasius (†1522), passed later to Antonio Seripando (†1531), and from him to his brother Girolamo, Cardinal Archbishop of Salerno (†1563), who left his library to the Augustinians of S. Giovanni a Carbonara, Naples. Removed to Vienna in 1717 and returned to Naples in 1919.
Script is a finely penned, tiny Irish minuscule. Some sections begin with a series of larger letters which gradually diminish in size, an Insular practice.
|Shelfmark||Lat. 2 (Vindobon. 16).|