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Volume / Number: 5 / 649

CLA 649
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 13047
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule and Uncial
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Northern France. Provenance Corbie: the manuscript can be identified with an item in a thirteenth-century Corbie catalogue. On fol. 2 stands the seventeenth-century entry: 'ex libris Corbeie Monasterii'. Later at St. Germain des Prés, where it was numbered '841, olim 675' (fol. 2). Came to the Bibliothèque Nationale during the Revolution. The Carolingian binding is noteworthy.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66817
Support Parchment
Contents Tertullianus, Adversus Iudaeos, Sedulius, Carmen Paschale; ps- Cyprianus, De aleatoribus; Cyprianus, De habitu virginum, De Verbi incarnatione; Augustinus, Epistolae; Justus Urgellensis, Explicatio mystica in Cantica canticorum; Sedulius, Hymni.
Script Commentary

Script of the main portion is a regular roundish early minuscule by several scribes with a number of cursive elements; a and N have two forms. Foll. 105–115r, lines 1–12, are in graceful, natural uncial, contemporary with the minuscule that follows and precedes; on fol. 106 occurs the ancient form ꝹŌM (uncial M) for dominum. The first three lines are in red; the title is in smaller black uncial. Three lines of uncial standing by themselves on fol. 104v are ornamentally framed as in older manuscripts. Fol. 163 is palimpsest: the erased script, hardly legible, seems a part of a document in cursive saec. VIII. Marginal notes in Anglo-Saxon script saec. IX on fol. 161 recto and verso. Notae Tironianae passim.


☛G.E. Kreuz, Scriptorium 67 (2014) 12–15. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 3 no. 4868a. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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