|Script||Uncial, Half-Uncial, and Cursive Minuscule|
|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in France, the precise centre still to be determined, but evidence furnished by the saints in the Martyrology points to the small monastery of Moutiers-Saint Jean at Langres. Provenance Corbie: the manuscript is mentioned in the second Corbie catalogue saec. XII (MS Phillipps 1865, now Berlin 195) under the title 'Martyrologium. Vitae Patrum'. The same title is seen on fol. 6 of the present manuscript. Later at St Germain des Prés, where it bore the number '1311, olim 264'.
|TM Number||TM 66832|
|Contents||Martyrologium Luxoviense; Isidorus, Synonyma; Excerpta Patrum: Ps- Johannes Chrysostomus, De Eleemosyna; Ps- Augustinus, Sermones (252); Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae (De evangeliis); Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae (16, 56, 187, 199).|
Script is chiefly half-uncial: F, G, and N have the uncial form. The calendar (foll. 1–5) is in uncial here and there mixed with half-uncial, or dropping into half-uncial altogether: the dotted y with both branches curving to the right occurs. Foll. 49–50 and 107v–118 are by different Merovingian cursive hands: closed a is the rule, suprascript a also occurs; b occasionally has a tag to the right; the bow of d as well as q is often open; l occasionally sweeps below the line; the bows of o intersect above the line and sometimes have a tag to the right; in the ri ligature, i sweeps to the right; numerous ligatures with ꞇ; ti ligature used for both hard and soft sounds. A less cursive hand, writing over erased Merovingian, is seen on foll. 111v, 112, 113v–114. The first line of fol. 6 and the initial were erased and rewritten by a Maurdramnus hand saec. VIII–IX (cf. CLA 5.613).
|Last modified||12 October 2020|