Collection of inscriptions
Language(s): Latin and Greek
Colophon: (fol. 224) Prothassius Cribellus Mediolanens.Pictor 1498 scripsit
The bulk of the volume (fols.17–182) contains a transcript by Protasio Crivelli, the Milanese painter, of the collection of inscriptions made by Joannes Jocundus (Giocondo) of Verona. This MS. is referred to by J. B. de Rossi (Inscr. Christ. urb. Rom. II. p. 397) as belonging to the second edition, dedicated to Ludovious de Agnellis, but in fact it has the dedication of the first edition to Lorenzo dei Medici. There follows (fol.182v) a similar collection, also in Crivelli's hand, and perhaps also a part of Giocondo's collections. This is followed (fol.224v) by additions of the same character in different hands of the 16th century. See G. Rushforth Carlo Crivelli, Lond., 1900, p. 79 note. To the main part of the ms. were added:
(fol.2) Etruscan inscriptions translated into Latin with notes
(fol.4) List of notas
Similar to but not identical with those published by Mommsen in Keil, Grammatici Latini vol.IV.
Incipit: Aug Augustus, A A Augusti vel Auguste
Support: Paper. Watermarks: rose cf. Briquet 6445; bird cf. Briquet 12145–7; bird in circle cf. Briquet 12202.
i (modern paper) + ii (older paper flyleaf with another paper slip stuck to it) + 229
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 115 × 70 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-iii, 1-229; an early ink foliation omits starts with the main text: 1-60 (fols. 17-76), then stops; an older pencil foliation numbers the prefatory matter: 1-17 (fols. 1-17) and continues from where the ink foliation stops: 61-213 (fols. 77-229)
1(5), 2(14) added to 1(10)– 3(10), 4(12)– 11(12), 12(10), 13(8), 14(12), 15(12), 16(14), 17(10), 18(14)+1, 19(8)(7 canc.) Catchwords
22 long lines, above top line
16th cent. brown calf with blind-stamped foliate panels; two clasps (fastening from the upper to the lower board)
Origin: 1498 (fols. 17-224) and 15th century, late; additions, 16th century
; Italian, Milan (?)