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CLA 716
  • Autun France Bibliothèque Municipale S 2 (3)
Script Uncial and Minuscule
Date VIII med (754 - 755)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Vosevio in a place still to be identified. Palaeographical considerations suggest Burgundian origin. Provenance the Cathedral of Autun.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66883
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia cum ‘Expositionibus’ (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Gundohinus Gospels.
Script Commentary

Script of the Gospel text is a broad, bold uncial by an inexpert scribe with a poor sense of spacing: the bow of uncial A is horizontal; the stem of is longish; N has an almost horizontal cross-bar and a short second upright; the top of T regularly has a comma-like pendant on the left; V-shaped U, on the line, occurs at line-end. Minuscule is used for the intercalated ‘Exposiciones’ and the long colophon at the end: open a is shaped like two contiguous c’s; the stem of d and i-longa descend below the line; o is often ꝺ-shaped; v-shaped u occurs frequently; ligatures of et, ni, ri passim. In a long and interesting subscription on fol. 186 the scribe Gundohinus explains how he was induced to copy the book for a certain matron Fausta, in honour of St John and St Mary, and how he finished it at ‘Vosevio’ during the third year of Pepin’s reign (754).


☛L. Nees, The Gundohinus Gospels, Medieval Academy Books 95, Cambridge, Mass., Medieval Academy of America, 1987. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 46. ☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 37. ☛Bischoff, MAS 1, p. 15, 23, 25.

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