|Date||VII–VIII (680 - 720)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written doubtless in France, most likely in the North and in a scriptorium where many discarded old manuscripts were available. It came to St Germain des Prés from Corbie: the seventeenth-century Corbie ex-libris is seen on p. 1. Catalogued at St Germain as 'No. 1278, olim 142'. Entered the Bibliothèque Nationale during the Revolution.
|TM Number||TM 66791|
|Contents||Hieronymus-Gennadius, De Viris Illustribus.|
Script is a bold, rapid, and expert cursive minuscule abounding in extraordinary ligatures: the shafts of b and l bend in, that of h leans backward; i-longa is used initially, and medially for the semivocal sound, and it also occurs after r and t, a feature of quarter-uncial; uncial N is frequent; the bow of q is often open; u is often sickle-shaped and occurs even on the line; y is short and dotted; bi occurs in ligature, which is unusual; l in ligature often sweeps boldly below the line; the ri ligature resembles n with a prolonged second stroke. The Nota Tironiana 'hic' by a later hand occurs passim. Many words are transcribed interlinearly by a French hand saec. XIII. On p. 332 is the entry 'obierunt adalardus et rumo . . .' saec. XIII.
|Last modified||12 October 2020|