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Volume / Number: 5 / 641

CLA 641
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12260
Script Maurdramnus Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Corbie, as the script suggests and the Martyrology confirms: fol. 2 has the entry: 'Corbeia monasterio dedicatio basilice sancti iohannis euangeliste'; and the feasts and depositiones mentioned on foll. 8, 9v, and 10 point to Corbie; the obit of the Corbie abbot Rataldus (†986) is added on fol. 3v The thirteenth-century ex-libris 'Liber sancti Petri Corbeie' is seen on fol. 1. Later at St Germain des Prés, where it was numbered '479, olim 93' (fol. 1).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66808
Support Parchment
Contents Martyrologium Corbeiense; Gregorius Magnus, De Cura Pastorali.
Script Commentary

Script is the distinct type of early Caroline minuscule known as Maurdramnus and described previously (see CLA 5.613): a has two forms in the Martyrology, elsewhere the uncial form is the rule; z is elongated and stands on the line; G with the tail inclined to the left occurs in uncial headings (e.g. fol. 12).

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