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CLA 639
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12240
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12241
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North France, probably in the region that produced Paris Lat. 1564 CLA 5.529). MS Lat. 12241 has a Carolingian binding. Came to Corbie probably early. A twelfth-century Corbie ex-libris is seen on fol. 1 of Lat. 12240: 'lib S pet corbeie’ and fol. 1 of Lat. 12241: 'lib de antiqua corbeia'. Came to St Germain des Prés in the seventeenth century and was numbered there: '267, olim 70'. Acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale during the Revolution.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66806
Support Parchment
Contents Cassiodorus, In Psalmos (51–90).
Script Commentary

Script is a well-formed early Caroline minuscule of a distinct type: open a and a are used; c is often high-backed; the first stroke of N leans to the right and descends below the line; the bow of p is often pointed at the top; r is short except in ri, ro ligatures; the st ligature is somewhat angular at the top, with the cross-bar of t prolonged to right and left. The uncial of the lemmata is of the unmistakable type seen in Vatic. Regin. 316 + Paris Lat. 7193 (q.v.)(CLA 1.105) : the top of is often stem-like; the bows of uncial M rise branch-like; the two uprights of N lean towards each other. Notae Tironianae in the margin of fol. 124v of Lat. 12240.


☛Ganz, Corbie p. 77. ☛Index Tironianorum here and here.

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