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Volume / Number: 6 / 728

CLA 728
  • Autun France Bibliothèque Municipale S 29 (27) (foll. 63–76)
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1628 (foll. 17–18)
Script Visigothic Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Spain. For provenance see proceeding items. The Paris part, stolen by Libri from the Grand Séminaire at Autun, was bought by Lord Ashburnham. Acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1888.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66897
Support Parchment
Contents 'Isidorus Iunior', In Genesim (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is an early Visigothic minuscule: d has two forms; uncial G is the rule, half-uncial the exception (chiefly in the gi ligature); i-longa is used initially and semivocally; numerous ligatures, including as and at with suprascript a, ed, eg, fi, rt (resembling rx); the ti ligature is used, but no distinction is made between the soft and hard sounds of ti. Patristic excerpts in bold, expert, rapid Visigothic cursive with marked inclination to the left occur on fol. 63, originally left blank; they are by the hand which supplied the omission on fol. 63v: a is regularly Ɛ-shaped and rests on the line; the shafts of b and l are broken; g is squashed and rests on the line; ascenders and descenders are very long; most letters seem compressed; there is some resemblance to the script of Merovingian charters. A hand showing Insular influence supplied an omitted word in the margin of fol. 65. A probatio pennae saec. IX–X from Martial on fol. 76.

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