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Volume / Number: 5 / 662

CLA 662
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 13440
Script Corbie a-b Script
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Corbie or vicinity. Provenance Corbie: on the verso of the fourth front fly-leaf is seen the entry saec. XVII 'Ex-libris S. Petri Corbeiensis’. Later at St Germain des Prés: on the first fly-leaf is seen the entry saec. XVIII, 'Sti Germani a pratis N. 1540, olim 116'.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66830
Support Parchment
Contents Excerpta ex Patribus; Epistula S Columbani.
Script Commentary

Script is a graceful and easy specimen of the distinct type known as Corbie a-b and described under CLA 5.554: y is dotted and descends below the line; suprascript a is frequent before ; the uncial form of initial G on fol. 109v with the tail inclined to the left is noteworthy-it is a feature of manuscripts from the North of France. The size of the book suggests that it was used for private devotion.

Last modified 13 July 2017