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Volume / Number: 6 / 720

CLA 720
  • Autun France Bibliothèque Municipale S 22 (20 A)
  • Troyes France Bibliothèque Municipale 657
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Favigny: the ex-libris 'Liber sancti Petri Flaviniacensis ce[nobii]' in minuscule of the text stands on fol. 204v of Troyes 657. The Autun part belonged to the cathedral and then to the Seminary of Autun. The Troyes part was acquired by President Bouhier, a Dijon collector, whose arms and the date 1721 are seen on fol. A. His library was bought by the monastery of Clairvaux (Aube) and passed into the possession of the city of Troyes during the Revolution.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66888
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Contents Eugenius Toletanus, Hymnus de Dedicatione Ecclesiae; Cassiodorus, Commentarius in Psalmos (Ps 101–150).
Script Commentary

Script is by several hands, some clearly Burgundian, some approaching Caroline minuscule: open a is the rule, a occurs only at line-end; and N not infrequent; the shaft of h often bends to the left, a Burgundian feature; ligatures of ri, ro, te, and ti occur passim. Capital H with the arched middle stroke often seen in 'Corbie' a-b manuscripts is used here and there. A sketch of a man playing the heptachord has been added by a tenth-century hand in the upper margin of fol. 99v in Troyes 657.


☛Maître, Catalogue, dates to s. VIII ex. ☛Bischoff, Frühkarolingische Handschriften, p. 307. ☛Bischoff, MAS 3, p. 19.

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