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Volume / Number: 6 / 731

CLA 731
  • Besançon France Bibliothèque Municipale 184 (foll. 58–74)
Script Early Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in an Alsatian centre, possibly at Murbach. The well-known entry: 'Orate pro domino Bartolomeo abbate Morbacen. 1464' stands on fol. 73. Acquired by the city of Besançon with the collection of J. J. Bruand in 1826.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66900
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Prologus missus ad Constantium; Praefatoria comitis Murbachensis.
Script Commentary

Script is a rather slender and roundish early minuscule: a has two forms; h has a tendency to bend backward. Several ligatures seen in the Capitulare do not occur in the larger script of the Prologus. Notae Tironianae are used here and there to save space. Ninth-century additions with neumes are seen on fol. 73v.


☛Gamber, CLLA 1226. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 624. ☛A. Wilmart, Revue bénédictine 30 (1913) pp. 25–69. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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