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Beinecke MS 496 Southern Italy, s. XI^^1
ff. 1r-2v [First line trimmed, line 2:] //maria ecce concipies. At illa
timore deposito constanter ait. Quomodo fiet hoc que uirum...ut primum
ostendam eum uobis quem uidentes nolite ex[paue]scere//
Passion of St. Bartholomew (25 August); BHL, no. 1002; Acta Sanctorum,
Aug., v. 5, P35.B/20-P37.E/19. Text is continuous.
Parchment (thick), 2 ff. (bifolium), 303 x 215 (266 x ca. 220) mm. 2
columns, 30 lines, 10 mm. between lines. Ruled in hard point on flesh side;
three vertical bounding lines full length between columns; single lines for
outer vertical rulings. Written in neat but somewhat uneven Beneventan script.
Passages added in cramped text hands, s. XIII^^med, in lower margins, f. 2r-v.
Leaves trimmed with some loss of text along upper and outer margins; portions of
f. 2v illegible due to paste and offset impressions of leather turn-ins and
Written in Southern Italy in the first half of the 11th century; see E. A. Lowe,
"A New List of Beneventan Manuscripts," Collectanea vaticana in honorem
Anselmi M. Card. Albareda a Bibliotheca Apostolica edita, Studi e Testi 220
(Vatican City, 1962) p. 232; V. Brown, rev. ed. of E. A. Lowe, The Beneventan
Script, Sussidi eruditi 34 (Rome, 1980) v. 2, p. 107. Bifolium used as
flyleaf and pastedown. Belonged to E. A. Lowe; MS 2 in his collection. No. 67
in pencil within circle in inner margin, f. 1r. Acquired from B. M. Rosenthal
in 1970 as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.
Barbara A. Shailor