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CLA 666
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 17225
Script Uncial
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Italy, to judge by script, spelling, format, parchment, ink, half-uncial corrections, early marginalia. Provenance Corbie: on fol. 1 a nineteenth-century hand entered 'Corbie 7'· The manuscript may have migrated to Notre Dame, since the hand which wrote 'Corbie 7' is found in books from Notre Dame (see MS Lat. 17226, next item); it entered the Royal Library in 1756.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66834
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus latina, Mt, Io, Lc, Mc).
Name Codex Corbeiensis secundus.
Script Commentary

Script is an elegant expert uncial of the oldest type—the performance of a master scribe: the bow of uncial A is pinched and ends in a hair line; the upper bows of B, P, and R are small; uncial M is broad, P and R narrow; the eye of uncial E is small and almost closed; T has a tiny cross-bar. Some interlinear corrections in a tiny half-uncial or quarter-uncial expert contemporary hand recall the St Gall Gospels (Σ) (foll. 31v, 88bis, 121v, 124, 131, l34v). Marginalia referring to Sunday lessons in seventh-century cursive minuscule with striking abbreviation of 'bus' are seen on foll. 6v, 108, 109, 156.

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