|Script||Uncial, Half-Uncial, and Minuscule|
|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written probably at Tours, where the manuscript was preserved for centuries. It has features in common with MS Haag, Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum 10 A 1, which also comes from Tours: the script of certain hands, the decoration, the corrections in green ink, the 'requisitum est' entry in Notae Tironianae. Closely related to these two Tours manuscripts are Wolfenbüttel, Weissenb. 86; Cologne, Dombibliothek 98; and possibly Epinal 68 of the year 744; as well as Paris Lat. 1572 and Lat. 1820 (CLA 5.530 and 536). Our manuscript corresponds to No. 50 of the Catalogue of St Martin of Tours. Libri stole foll. 50–69, 114–130, 132–133, 135–138, which formed No. 8 in his collection. Came into the library of J. Desnoyers between 1820 and 1830, and at its sale in 1888 was acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale.
|TM Number||TM 66849|
|Contents||Eugippius, Excerpta ex Operibus Augustini (1–121).|
Great variety of scripts, mostly uncalligraphic and careless, and manifestly the product of a transition period: half-uncial opens the preface and is also found here and there throughout the MS; there are whole sections in pure uncial in the preface, in Chapter 1, and in other quires (foll. 104–113, 127–138); the body of the MS is in minuscule, some hands a great deal more cursive than others. A cursive minuscule unlike the others is seen on fol. 23v. An almost contemporary hand made corrections in green ink throughout the MS Notae Tironianae passim.
|Last modified||06 September 2018|