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CLA 661
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 13396
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in the Netherlands or North-east France in the same centre that produced the later parts of MS Lat. 12598 (CLA 5.644b). Was at Corbie in the seventeenth century, and probably much earlier. From there, the manuscript came to St Germain des Prés, where it was catalogued '863, olim 265'. Entered the Bibliothèque Nationale during the Revolution.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66829
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Contra Iudaeos, Synonyma (excerpta), Differentiae (2.2–3, 8); Ps-Ildefonse, Sermones (13, 151, 157, 198); Caesarius Arelatensis, Opus Incertum; Ps-Augustinus, Homiliae (De Transfiguratione Domini); Ambrosius Autpertus, Opus Incertum.
Script Commentary

Script of the main hand is a well-formed sloping early Caroline minuscule of a distinct type: a has two forms; and N occasionally majuscule; z goes below the line; ligatures are rather numerous; ti ligature occurs for the hard sound of ti; another more upright hand wrote the lower half of fol. 94.


☛Perhaps copied at Corbie, where it was in the seventeenth century. ☛Author portrait fol. 1v: Soror mea Florentina accipe codicem quem tibi composui feliciter amen. ☛Elfassi, Isidori Hispalensis Episcopi Synonyma (CCSL 111B) p. LIV-LV (codex r).

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