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CLA 643
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12527
Script Maurdramnus Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Corbie, to judge by resemblance to the Bible (Amiens MSS 6, 7, 9, 11, 12) written for Abbot Maurdramnus (772–780). For other manuscripts in this type, see CLA 5.613. The seventeenth-century Corbie ex-libris is seen on fol. 2. Later at St Germain des Prés where it was numbered 459 (fol. 2).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66810
Support Parchment
Contents Eusebius-Rufinus, Historia Ecclesiastica (6–9).
Script Commentary

Script is a distinct type of early Caroline minuscule known as Maurdramnus and described previously (CLA 5.613): a is far more common than open a; the Insular form of y, with both branches leaning to the right, occurs. Index of chapters in typical Corbie half-uncial (cf. CLA 5.554); the first lines of chapters in uncial or in Corbie half-uncial.

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