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CLA 718
Shelfmarks
  • Autun France Bibliothèque Municipale S 20 (19 A)
Script Pre-Caroline and Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Burgundy to judge by the script. The Spanish symptoms suggest that the exemplar was Visigothic. Provenance the Cathedral of Autun.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66886
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Quaestiones in Vetus Testamentum.
Script Commentary

Script, by various hands, illustrates the tentative stage of early minuscule: a and d have two forms; g in the pre-Caroline part is noteworthy; the same hand, seen on foll. 19, 19v, 56, and 78, uses a form of r with the shoulder extending over the next letter and a z with the oblique middle-stroke transected; the triangular form of A with the base on the line occurs here and there as a capital—it is found in several Autun and Lyon manuscripts and seems a feature of early Burgundian minuscule. A tenth-century entry on fol. 60 reads 'Rodmundus'; the entry on fol. 114 in littera filiformis seems to repeat the same name followed by 'abba'. Neumes occur on several pages (foll. 23, etc.).

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Last modified 27 June 2017