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Volume / Number: 6 / 776

CLA 776
  • Lyon France Bibliothèque Municipale 468 (397)
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 602
Script Half-Uncial
Date VII¹ (601 - 650)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Lyon is probable but an Italian centre is not to be excluded. Was at Lyon already in the ninth century judging from the familiar signs ⸢ and ⸣ marking passages to be excerpted. The Paris part belonged to the Dauphin de Verna, a family from the vicinity of Lyon; it was acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale at the sale of the de Verna collection in 1895.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66949
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Commentarii in Ieremiam (5–6).
Script Commentary

Script is careful but not very expert half-uncial: a has a form between uncial and half-uncial; b and l are broad at the base; G is uncial; the oblique of N is thin and high. Uncial is used in some lemmata and for the opening words of passages; it is also used, without any apparent reason, in the first or last line of a page and on two entire pages (Lyon, foll. 70v, 91). Sentences occasionally begin with a large letter followed by other letters gradually diminishing to normal size, an Insular practice. Marginalia in Italian type of cursive, quotations of psalms or beginnings of lessons occur on foll. 114v, 115, 134v, 135, 135v. A ninth-century scribe entered ‘usque hic’ or its short-hand equivalent in the margins passim. Glosses in the hand of Florus Diaconus (†859/60) on foll. 84, 99v, 101, 110v, 148v; his insertion on fol. 67 (of Lyon) is introduced by h answering hd in the text.


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