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Volume / Number: 6 / 764

CLA 764
  • Laon France Bibliothèque Municipale 68
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in North-east France. Provenance the Cathedral of Laon. An earlier modern number '70' is seen on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66934
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, In Matthaeum.
Script Commentary

Script is a rather graceful early Caroline minuscule by several hands: both open a and a are used; noteworthy is the form of a with the bow ending in a long oblique; one hand uses a tall unusual form of c with the top thrown back (a form also found in Rheims MS 426, saec. IX in.); uncial and N are frequent; the horizontals of z are distinctly curved; ascenders and descenders are often very long; the ligature oꝛ occurs even in mid-word. Probationes pennae saec. IX and X stand on foll. 1 and 189v.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2059. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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