This brief contribution aims to shed light on a specific aspect of the most famous Iliad manuscript: Venetus A (Marc. gr. 454, 10th century). It deals with the restoration effected in the 15th century, which has traditionally been attributed to Bessarion. A re-examination of the manuscript allows us to assign this work to one of the cardinal’s closest collaborators: Theodorus Gaza. Observations are made regarding the time and place of restoration.