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CLA 723
  • Autun France Bibliothèque Municipale S 27 (23)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Burgundy. Belonged to the cathedral and then to the Seminary of Autun, whence it passed into the Municipal Library.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66891
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Sententiae (1.10–3.71); Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Job et Homiliae (excerpta).
Script Commentary

Script is an early, careful minuscule of Burgundian type, by several hands: open a is the rule, a is confined to line-ends; d has two forms; e has a knob-like forestroke; i-longa, used initially and in ti ligature, goes below the line; has the form seen in early Beneventan and Visigothic; the top stroke of z is c-shaped, the other two strokes sweep below the line; ascenders are unusually long; ligatures of ri and ti passim; a triangular capital A with the base resting on the line occurs here and there, a Burgundian feature. The Nota Tironiana for 'hic' occurs. The name 'MAIMBERTUS' is entered by a ninth-century hand in the margin of fol. 127v.


☛Maître, Catalogue, dates to s. VIII. ☛Bischoff, Frühkarolingische Handschriften, p. 307 ☛Bischoff, MAS 3, p. 19. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 158. ☛P. Cazier Corpus Christianorum 111 p. LXVIII-LXIX. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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