|Date||VI² (551 - 600)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written probably at Lyon or in its vicinity. Provenance the chapter library of the cathedral: the printed ex-libris 'Mrs. les Comtes de Lyon', i.e. the Canons, occurs on fol. 3 of MS 403. Part of MS 403 (foll. 50–128) was stolen by Libri and sold to Lord Ashburnham, who restored it to Lyon. 'Est Sancti Petri de Perusio' on fol. 128 is a Libri forgery. MS 1964 was acquired in 1895 from the library of the Dauphin de Verna, a family from the vicinity of Lyon.
|TM Number||TM 66941|
|Contents||Testamentum Vetus, Octateuchus (Vetus Latina, Gn (16.9–end), Ex, Lv, Nm, Dt (1–11), Ios, Iud).|
Script is a graceful and somewhat ornate uncial by well-trained scribes: the top strokes of Ꝺ, uncial H, L, P, R often curve to the left; half-uncial d is used for numerals. The bifolium 42/49 of MS 403 supplies a part that was missing: ‘hoc folium in codice menimae fuerat repertum'; the restoration is in a less ornate uncial and is somewhat later: descenders are markedly pointed; omission of M and N is marked by a horizontal with dot below. A curious and interesting type of seventh-century half-uncial with uncial intrusions is used for liturgical entries in MS 1964 (foll. 21v–23, 71v–75): -bus is abbreviated by bs̄ and by b with the bow transecting the shaft (fol. 75); q·=que; ihꝉ=israel; ꝓ=per. Frequent corrections, glosses, and liturgical entries in various cursive and minuscule hands saec. VII–IX (e.g. MS 403, foll. 19, 39v, 76, 94v, 133, l36v; MS 1964, foll. 21, 23v). Early Notae Tironianae occur (e.g. MS 403, foll. 13–19 and MS 1964, fol. 71).
|Last modified||06 September 2018|