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CLA 679
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1063
Script Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written certainly in France and probably in the North. Provenance Beauvais: a nineteenth-century note on the front fly-leaf says that the manuscript was 'un des plus précieux de la Bibliothèque du chapitre de Beauvais'. A label on the inside cover reads: ‘Beauvais, inv. 1417 ·Exposition de 1869'. Bought by the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1912 at the sale of the library of the Château de Troussures near Beauvais.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66847
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia & Epistulae Pauli (Vulgata, Mt 26.5–Hbr 7.12).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert, rapid cursive minuscule, full of ligatures and retaining a number of Merovingian features, such as the suprascript a, sickle-shaped u, even on the line, and the ligatures fi, ri, and ti (for both hard and soft sound}; c and occasionally b are broken-backed; i-longa is used semi-vocally; o has a prolongation at the top; q is open when in ligature; final t after n or suprascript a is a mere oblique stroke; the cross-stroke of t often ascends boldly to the right. Half-uncial is used in the prologue on fol. 73.


☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 32 (MSS with other close relationships to Luxeuil). ☛Dated VII in Wood 2017.

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