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Volume / Number: 6 / 759

CLA 759
  • Douai France Bibliothèque Municipale 281.2 (fol. A)
  • Douai France Bibliothèque Municipale 342 (foll. A–B, 182)
Script Uncial
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in France, to judge by orthography and script. Provenance the abbey of Marchiennes near Douai (founded ca. 643). The manuscript from which our fragments originally come must have been dismembered (at the latest) in the twelfth century since the tooled binding of MS 342, in which some of them serve as fly-leaves, dates back to that century.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66929
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Iob (1.13–35; 2.7–8).
Script Commentary

Script is uncial of a late type; the top of uncial A ends in a horizontal finial; the lower bow of B protrudes; the tail of G is a thin vertical with a horizontal finial; single L is curved at the bottom, but LL run together; the third stroke of N is spike-shaped; the descenders of F, P, uncial Q taper off to a sharp point; the left cross-stroke of T is looped; v-shaped U is suprascript in -tur and -mus endings.

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