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CLA 736
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer France Bibliothèque Municipale 42 (47)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, probably a centre in North-east France. Provenance St Vaast at Arras: the seventeenth-century ex-libris ‘Bibliothecae monasterii S. Vedasti Atrebaten. 1628 A' is seen on fol. 1. The earlier number A. 130 stands on the first fly-leaf.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66905
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Commentarii in Matthaeum (Vetus Latina lemmata).
Script Commentary

Script, by several similar hands, is a rather angular pre-Caroline minuscule of a marked type with strong contrast between thick and thin strokes: open a resembles two contiguous c's; g with compressed lower bow is noteworthy, the uncial form occurs; the top of turns up to the right and ends in a dot; sickle-shaped u occurs suprascript, as over ꞇr in the tur-ending; y is variously shaped and always dotted; suprascript a in ligature; subscript i after m; nt ligature even in mid-word; ti ligature for both hard and soft ti; ascenders are long. The scribes copied their exemplar page by page, as is evident from the crowding and spreading at the end of pages; many pages begin with a capital (up to fol. 67v), a sign that the exemplar was very old. Notae Tironianae on the first few leaves.


☛Hougton, Latin New Testament p. 228: lemmata extended by means of Vetus Latina source identical to CLA 1.79. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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