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Volume / Number: 5 / 632

CLA 632
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12190
Script Uncial
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Corbie. The manuscript was certainly at Corbie as early as saec. IX in.: part of the title on fol. Av is by the well-known uncial hand of an early ninth-century Corbie librarian. The Corbie seventeenth-century ex-libris stands on fol. 1. Came to St Germain des Prés in the seventeenth century where it had the number '758, olim 793', and to the Bibliothèque Nationale during the Revolution.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66799
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, De consensu Evangelistarum.
Script Commentary

Script is a robust though not very elegant uncial by at least two scribes; the main hand is rather heavy and makes use here and there of half-uncial letters or whole words (there are 6 lines of half-uncial in the middle of fol. 16 and 13 at the top of fol. 178v): the uncial letter A has a pear-shaped bow; LL often run together; round letters like C and uncial E often terminate in a thick dot (foll. 17, 100v, etc.). Marginal analyses of contents in mixed half-uncial and cursive are found on many pages (41, 41v, 42, 42v, 45, 49, 60, 62v, 63); they are strikingly like the compressed half-uncial capitula on fol. 240v. The addition on fol. 35v in minuscule saec. VIII–IX is also of a French type. The marginal entry on fol. 14v is in an older type of cursive also seen in a number of other MSS from Corbie (see CLA 5.619); an R transected by a slanting, pennant-like stroke on fol. 48 probably stands for 'require'; it is by the same scribe. Notae Tironianae occur on foll. 92v, 98v, 163v. The manuscript is palaeographically instructive because it shows the contemporary half-uncial.


Index Tironianorum.

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