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Volume / Number: 5 / 685

CLA 685
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1592
Script Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written, it would seem, in Italy and perhaps in the South. The manuscript was later at St Martin's of Tours (Nouveau Traité, 3, pp. 40, 170). Stolen by Libri, it entered the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1888, with other Libri manuscripts. In the Libri collection it was No. 1 (cf. front fly-leaf).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66852
Support Parchment
Contents Hilarius Pictaviensis, De Trinitate (6–12).
Script Commentary

Script is a stately, well formed uncial, not of the oldest type, apparently by one hand; the bow of uncial A is mostly oval and low; the eye of uncial E is closed; the tail of G is thin and often very short; the bar of T is long and curves down; Y goes slightly below the line at the left. Marginalia and corrections in sloping contemporary b-d uncial (foll. 1, 2v, 12, 13v) and in a small uncial hand (foll. 18v, 19v, 31). The b-d hand assimilated prefixes and modified the syllabification on the first 18 folios to conform with the Greek style ('perfe-ctae', 'do-ctores', fol. 17v, etc.) as did Victor, Bishop of Capua, in the Codex Fuldensis of the Gospels in the year 546 and the corrector of the Harley Gospels (CLA 2.197), both of whom used the b-d sloping uncial.


☛Glossed by the priest Donatus, cf. M. Palma, Scrittura e Civiltà 22 (1998), pp. 5–16. ☛P. Gasnault, 'L'ex-libris du VIIIe siècle d'un manuscrit de S. Hilaire (Bibliothèque nationale, nouv. acq. lat. 1592)' Scriptorium 25 (1971) 49–52.

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