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Volume / Number: 5 / 644a

CLA 644a
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12598 (foll. 47–53)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in the Lowlands in the vicinity of Utrecht or Maastricht, regions where St Servatius and St Landebertus were especially honoured. Completed about A.D. 800 in the centre which also produced MS Lat. 13396 (CLA 5.661); see next item. Was at Corbie probably in the ninth century, certainly in the seventeenth century, as indicated by the ex-libris on fol. 109v. Later at St Germain des Prés, where it was catalogued as 'No. 1045, olim 671' (fol. 2).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66811
Support Parchment
Contents Vita S Servatii; Vita S Landeberti (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a pre-Caroline minuscule of a peculiar type, not unlike that of MS Lat. 1853 (CLA 5.537), with numerous ligatures: only open a is used; f is half-uncial; r has a characteristic angular shoulder; t has two forms— and also resembling the Beneventan and Visigothic; the lower left shaft of x bends to the right: ti ligature is used for the hard sound of ti. Fol. 47v and parts of fol. 49 recto and verso are written in a more cursive hand. Notae Tironianae occur on foll. 50 and 51.


☛Gamber, CLLA 279. ☛Completed by LDAB 8062; description by M. Gaillard, in: M. Goullet (ed.), Parva pro magnis munera, Etudes de littérature tardo-antique et médiévale offertes à F. Dolbeau, Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia 51, Turnhout 2009, p. 309–402.

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