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Volume / Number: 5 / 667

CLA 667
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 17226
Script Uncial
Date VII (601 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Origin apparently Italy, to judge by the parchment, the orthography, the use of SRhL for 'israel' also found in the Harley Gospel (CLA 2.197), and the general palaeographical aspect. The manuscript reached a North French centre in the eighth century, to judge by marginal insertions of passages omitted. Belonged to Notre Dame de Paris: on fol. 1 stands the entry in a modern hand 'Ntre Dame N° I bis (olim A. 5.)'. Entered the Bibliothèque Nationale with other Notre Dame manuscripts in 1756.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66835
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, very well formed uncial, the bows forming perfect circles as in Greek MSS: the loop of uncial A is constricted and ends in a hair-line; X is high-waisted and made in three strokes; Y is often dotted and the stem goes below the line; wing-shaped, suprascript U occurs after uncial Q. Lessons have been marked by a Latin cross in the margin. An added superimposed drawing in mauve ink by an expert draftsman occurs at the top of fol. 138.

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