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Volume / Number: 5 / 646

CLA 646
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12634 (foll. 9–165)
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. Q.v.I.5
Script Uncial
Date VI ex uel VI–VII (575 - 620)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Italy and possibly in the region that produced MS Lat. 12205 (CLA 5.633), as is suggested by the spelling, decoration, and feel of the parchment. Provenance Corbie; on fol. 1 a fifteenth-century Corbie librarian entered the title, and the usual seventeenth-century Corbie mark of ownership stands on the same page. With other Corbie books the manuscript migrated to St Germain des Prés, where it had the numbers '960, olim 676'. The St Petersburg leaves were acquired by Pierre Dubrowski during the Revolution.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66814
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Regulae Monachorum, Regula Magistri; Maximus Taurinensis, Homiliae (74–76), Passio SS. Iohannis et Pauli; etc.
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, well-formed uncial by two similar hands: uncial A often has a mane-like top, its bow is a thin oval; the upper bow of B is angular; the top of often resembles the stem of an apple; the tail of G ends in a curve to the right; the bows of uncial M are roundish, and mostly fail to reach the base-line; the bow of P occasionally ends in a tiny loop or curl (fol. 70v); T, often tall, has a top with two pendant down-strokes; suprascript U after uncial Q, frequently used, is a broad horizontal curve like flapping wings; X has two forms; Y is undotted and goes below the line; some letters extend in a flourish at line-end; the ligatures of OS and US are noteworthy. Small corrections in early Caroline minuscule occur on foll. 143v, 148v, 149v.


☛CLA date (VI¹) changed to follow corrections in CLA 6 p. X.

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