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Volume / Number: 6 / 742b

CLA 742b
  • Cambrai France Bibliothèque Municipale 684 (624) (foll. 132–184)
Script Half-Uncial
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a centre with high calligraphic standards, probably in East France. Provenance the Cathedral of Cambrai.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66912
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Turonensis, Historia Francorum (7–10).
Script Commentary

Script is a regular, rather stiff, small-sized half-uncial with long ascenders and descenders ending in fine horizontal serifs: the down-strokes of f and are in marked contrast to their up-strokes; a small suprascript stands over the second upright of N instead of an Nt ligature; suprascript u after q is a wavy line; it is a simple horizontal over tr in the tur-ending. A few words in Merovingian minuscule are seen on the scrap of parchment between folios 150 and 151 which is conjoint with fol. 157. Some corrections and emendations in minuscule by first hand on foll. 152v, 158–166.

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