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Volume / Number: 6 / 749

CLA 749
  • Colmar France Bibliothèque Municipale 38 (foll. 1–172) (MS 15)
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some Germanic centre in the Lake Constance region. One of the scribes has left his name on foll. 79v and 172v where we read in Rustic capitals: 'RATFRIDUS SCRIPSIT HUNC LIBELLUM'. Provenance Murbach.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66919
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mc, Mt, Lc, Io).
Script Commentary

Script is a roundish minuscule of Germanic type; at least three scribes are distinguishable, though one of them has claimed credit for the whole: a and d have two forms; uncial G, R, S by one hand here and there; cursive in the word 'amen' occurs on fol. 52v. The Greek numbering of chapters (foll. 6v ff., 80v ff., 135v ff.) and certain liturgical notes in the text and margin (in green or black) are probably taken over from the exemplar. Some neumes were added in the tenth century in the margins of foll. 7v and 114.
Miserable scraps (too insignificant to receive a serial number) of an ancient manuscript, saec. V–VI, containing what must have been a glossed Psalter, are seen between foll. 5v and 6 and on foll. 88, 95v, and 168. Of the Psalter proper in uncial only portions of letters remain. The glosses are in expert half-uncial, and seem Italian.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 949. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 51.

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