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CLA 724
  • Autun France Bibliothèque Municipale S 28 (24) [palimpsest new]
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1629 (foll. 17–20) [palimpsest new]
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI ex (576 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain: a monastic community in Southern France seems probable. Provenance the Cathedral of Autun. Later in the seminary of the same city whence the Paris part was removed by Libri.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66892
Support Parchment
Contents Cassianus, Institutiones (5–10).
Script Commentary

Script is a rather uncomely half-uncial of an ancient type; the form of a is striking, the uncial form occurs in ligature AE; G is always uncial; i-longa is used medially for the semi-vocal sound (huius) and also initially; i descends below the line when preceded by l and has a tendency to rise above the line when preceded by r or t, a feature derived from early Roman cursive; l has the capital form; a and o often nestle within the bow of c and l; suprascript letters and the ligature at occur at line-ends; nt occurs even in mid-line; other ligatures with n are nf, ns. Greek words are well written and overlined. A marginal entry in minuscule on fol. 100, saec. VIII, reads: 'qui abitat in adgecturium altissimi in proteccionen (!) dei celis comorabitur' (Ps 90.1), and one on fol. 152, saec. IX, reads: 'Fortunus monachus bonus'; a responsorium on St Laurence, with accompanying neumes, saec. X, is seen on foll. 87v and 94v; other passages with neumes on foll. 63v and 64.


☛Maître, Catalogue, dates to s. VII in. ☛Bischoff, MAS 2, p. 320.

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