|Script||Early Caroline Minuscule|
|Date||VIII–IX (780 - 820)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in a centre with Irish connections, presumably in North-east France. Our manuscript is probably a direct copy of an Irish exemplar. One of a number of books presented to Laon cathedral in the late ninth century by Bernardus and Adelelmus; the inscription on fol. 1v reads: 'Hunc librum dederunt bernardus et adelelmus deo et sanctę Marię Laudunensis ecclesię.
|TM Number||TM 66933|
|Contents||Lathcen, Ecloga Gregorii Moralium in Iob.|
Script is early minuscule of French type by several hands, some still showing pre-Caroline features: ligatures hi, mi, ne, nt and the characteristic angular at resembling Z are used by one hand; final r with markedly curved shoulder and cup-shaped suprascript u are used by the hand on fol. 49v and beyond; occasional suprascript N is z-shaped; one hand shows manifest Insular influence in the wedge-shaped ascenders; noteworthy is the use of capital Q in uncial headings. Notae Tironianae seen at the end of several quires (foll. 24v, 80v, 88v, 120v, 128v) serve as reclamantes giving the opening word of the quire that follows.
☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2053. ☛Index Tironianorum.
|Last modified||01 May 2019|