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CLA 101
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  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Reginensis Latinus 11
Script Capital and Uncial
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in France in the same scriptorium as Vatic. Regin. Lat. 257, probably somewhat later and with less care and skill. The name 'EVVRARDVS' in elongated charter characters added at the foot of fol. 236v doubtless refers to Everardus count of Friuli (†ca 875), and the MS may be the 'psalterium duplum' bequeathed by him in 867 to his son Unroch. Belonged later to Paul Petau (†1614).

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66196
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Contents Testamentum Vetus (Psalterium Duplum); Cantica, Hymni.
Script Commentary

Two scripts are used—uncial for the preface and for the text of the Hebrew Psalter, square capital for the Gallican Psalter so arranged that in the Psalter the verso pages show the square capital and the recto pages the uncial. Both scripts are ornate and artificial: the uncial letters are broad and roundish; the bow of D is open; the tail of G is wedge-shaped. The square capital does not strictly conform to type, showing some letters which are Rustic. Both these scripts are found in Vatic. Regin. Lat. 257 (CLA 1.103). Marginalia in various early minuscule scripts, some unmistakably like that used in the so-called Corbie school before the a-b type received its final form.

Notes

☛Gamber, CLLA 1617. ☛R. Gryson Altlateinische Handschriften II pp. 81–3 (VL 330). ☛Houghton, Latin New Testament p. 253: canticles include Apc 15.3–5 from Vetus Latina.

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