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CLA 624
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12161 [palimpsest new]
Script Cursive Minuscule
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.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66791
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus-Gennadius, De Viris Illustribus.
Script Commentary

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.


☛De re diplomatica, p. 348 and pl. III. 2; Nouveau Traité, III, pp. 218, 244, 418, 431 and pl. XLVI. 3. 3. 4; XLVIII. 1. 3. 1; LVII. 3. 9; LVIII. 3. 1. 7. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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