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Volume / Number: 5 / 635

CLA 635
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12214 (foll. 1–278)
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. Q. v. I. 4
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Italy. The manuscript was certainly in Gaul by the eighth century, to judge by the note on fol. 90v. Was at Corbie by the ninth century: a familiar ninth-century Corbie librarian’s hand entered the title on fol. Bv; the seventeenth-century Corbie ex-libris appears on fol. 1. Later at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where it bore the number ‘766, olim 230’. The St Petersburg part belonged to the collection formed by Peter Dubrowsky, acquired during the Revolution when the MSS from St Germain were transferred to the Bibliothèque Nationale.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66802
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Contents Augustinus, De Civitate Dei (1–9).
Script Commentary

Script is a careful half-uncial of an old type by at least two hands : (1) foll. 1–34v and 117–278 show regularly half-uncial and G the exception (fol. 235v), the second bow of m occasionally rising above the headline, tall t at line-end, x high-waisted, and y with a vertical stem below the line; (2) foll. 35–116v show closed e and r with a rather low shoulder, and the uncial form of , G, and M. Many marginalia in neat sloping uncial or quarter-uncial, with ancient abbreviations. Attention is called to noteworthy passages by various signs: a large hand, an oblique branch, or a cross with scroll above and below. Corrections in a-z script occur on foll. 60, 89v, probably by the hand that entered ‘hic prin’ on fol. 90v. These eighth-century entries may be by the very hand that made the surviving copy of this MS in a-z script, namely Basel, Universitätsbibliothek Fragm. N.I.4.2. + Freiburg-im-Br., Universitätsbibliothek 483, 12. The added line on fol. 5 seems to be in the hand seen in cursive marginalia in several other MSS from Corbie (see CLA 5.619). Notae Tironianae in pencil on fol. 169. The scribe’s confusing r and s suggests an exemplar in half-uncial.


Index Tironianorum.

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