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CLA 691
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1740
Script Uncial
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in the same French scriptorium as produced the Missale Francorum and the Psalterium Duplum (CLA 1.101 and 103). Belonged to the cathedral of Lyon as early as the ninth century, as is suggested by the script of the probationes pennae on fol. 225v referring to St Stephen. It also came to light in modern times in the vicinity of Lyon in the Library of the Baron Dauphin de Verna in Cremieu, lsère (as No. 1234 of the sale catalogue) whence it migrated in 1894 to the Bibliothèque Nationale.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66858
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Contents Testamentum Vetus, Octateuchus (Vulgata, Dt, Ios, Idc, Rt).
Script Commentary

Script is an artificial uncial of the late stage executed with extreme precision and neatness, bearing striking resemblance to that of MSS Vatic. Regin. Lat. 1 r and Vatic. Regin. Lat. 257 (CLA 1.101, 103): the bows of and P, the tail of G and the second stroke of X often end in a triangular thickening; Y is dotted and descends below the line. Half-uncial was used to make a correction on foll. 134 and 200v. Foll. 193–197 are a replacement in minuscule saec. VIII–IX apparently in the Lyon-Autun type. Various probationes pennae on fol. 225v; among them one in elongated minuscule reads: ‘Ad altare Sancti Stefani’ and another in imitation uncial saec. X reads ‘lste liber est Daniele clerice sancti Stefani episcopat(us?) bonus’. On fol. 231v appears the entry in minuscule saec. IX: ‘orate pro illo qui istum librum suscripsit tercio kalendas agustas regnnante Lottario rege’. The Deuteronomy has many neatly copied marginal glosses in small Lyonese minuscule saec. IX.


☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS F (Dt–Rt).

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