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Volume / Number: 6 / 772

CLA 772
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  • Lyon France Bibliothèque Municipale 425 (351)
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1585
Script Uncial
Date V–VI (401 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written by a scribe schooled in the best Roman tradition, probably in France, as the mixed composition of the Psalter suggests. Delandine conjectures that the manuscript comes from the Monastery of the Ile Barbe in Lyon, but gives no evidence.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66942
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Contents Testamentum Vetus, (Vetus latina, Ps 10–27, 30–35, 37–51, 111–118, 130–139).
Script Commentary

Script is a very round and stately uncial: M and N are broad; F, P, uncial Q hardly pass below the line; L and Y rise slightly above the head-line; the upper right branch of X normally ends in a small finial curving upwards. Numerous probationes pennae and palaeographically interesting marginal entries by several hands, saec. VII–VIII, in uncial (Lyon foll. 26, 71v), Merovingian minuscule (Lyon foll. 59v, 60, 74) and ornate charter script (fol. 88v): abbreviations include ē for est, for per (occasionally prae) and for qui; the spelling is atrocious: y occurs several times for i (foll. 71v, 74), a mis-spelling found in some Merovingian charters. Marginal insertions of proper names include 'Helderadus' and 'Avedsindus' in the Paris part (foll. 17, 35), and 'Ghodoldus' in the Lyon part (fol. 16). Notae Tironianae in Lyon, fol. 20v. The marginal entry 'Pippinus rix Francorum' (Paris, fol. 2) is a Libri forgery.

Notes

Index Tironianorum.

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