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Volume / Number: 5 / 695

CLA 695
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France 63
Script Corbie a-b Script
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Corbie. Provenance the abbey of Ste Geneviève. On the front fly-leaf a note in an eighteenth-century hand, probably that of P. Pingre, states that the volume was acquired for the abbey in 1775. Former press-mark B. 1. 27.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66863
Support Parchment
Contents Beda, In Cantica Canticorum.
Script Commentary

Script is a careful Corbie a-b minuscule with the characteristic a and b; the uncial form of a is used at line-end; the upright of h bends backward; y is dotted; i-longa is used at the beginning of words and for the semi-vocalic sound; suprascript a in ligature is wide open at the top. The uncials used in titles, colophons, and lemmata have the peculiarity that E and Q are regularly capital, D mostly capital; occasionally the spiral-shaped uncial form occurs. See also CLA 5.554. Corrections in ninth-century minuscule; crude probationes pennae in a later hand are seen on fol. 56.

Last modified 26 June 2017