This description is a preliminary draft and is subject to change without notice
Linköping Diocesan Library, Saml 24:26
Gregory of Nazianzus, Or. 7, a fragment
275 × 155 mm
The fragment is not foliated. The shelfmark number 26 is written in pencil in the upper right corner of the verso.
Besides the trimming and folding, causing wear and loss of legible text, the leaf also has suffered damage in the form of water staining causing a large dark brown patch in its upper half; there are also smaller red-rust stains on the recto and brown spots in the upper margin of the verso. Worming in the lower left corner as well as in some smaller holes in the body of the text. A portion of a circular mark as if drawn by compass is visible in the left column of the recto.
Calligraphic Perlschrift minuscule pendant from the line; elegant, regular nuclei. Iota adscript is present. The identification of the contents as ‘Gregorius Nazianzenus / Oratione Xma p 168 A’ was noted in light brown ink in the lower margin of the verso, possibly by Erik Benzelius the Younger. The reference is from the Morellus edition. There is some Greek writing and probatio pennae in the intercolumniar space of the recto and in the lower margin of the verso, both in black ink and with traces of orange ink.
Simple initials in carmine placed in the intercolumniar space (enlarging the first letter of the paragraph on the new line, and leaving a gap in the previous line to denote the break in the text), as well as two σήμειον notes (the one on the verso ornate with a small heart-shaped leaf, like the tau above it). A corrector’s hand has added a few letters on the verso.
Unit I:11th c. dating on palaeographical grounds.
Provenance unknown. The sheet was reused for binding.