Dated palaeographically to the 6th-century, the manuscript is written in an uncial hand on purple vellum with silver ink. The codex is preserved at the Albanian National Archives Nr. George Church in the town of Berat , Albania, hence the 'Beratinus' appellation. Codex Beratinus contains only the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark , with several considerable lacunae Matthew , , , and Mark end.
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It is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on purple parchment, dated paleographically to the 9th century. The text is written in one column per page, 17 lines per page, in gold. It is written in early minuscule, but some parts of the codex in semi-uncial , and titles in uncial letters.
The codex contains simple miniatures, mainly geometrical figures, without any direct Christian symbols. There are also ornaments on the metal cover. In terms of style and age, it is comparable to the Empress Theodora's Codex. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections , with references to the Eusebian Canons.
The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category. The origin of this manuscript has been and remains the subject of debate. It was examined by Pierre Batiffol. Formerly the codex was located in a church in Berat. Since , it has been housed in the National Archives of Albania No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the similarly named manuscript, see Codex Beratinus. Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament.
Leipzig: J. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. Aland, M. Welte, B. Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. Leipzig: Hinrichs. Erroll F. Rhodes trans. Grand Rapids: Wm. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Retrieved 16 November Categories : Purple parchment Greek New Testament minuscules 9th-century biblical manuscripts Memory of the World Register 9th-century illuminated manuscripts Byzantine illuminated manuscripts. Hidden categories: Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text.