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Volume / Number: 6 / 783

CLA 783
  • Lyon France Bibliothèque Municipale 604 (521)
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1594
Script Half-Uncial
Date VII in (601 - 625)
Origin and Provenance

Written possibly at Lyon, quite certainly in a Merovingian centre. Was at Lyon as early as the ninth century where it was annotated by Florus Diaconus (†859/60). Later belonged to the chapter library of Lyon. The Paris part was stolen by Libri, whose forged inscription, 'Est S. Ioannis in Valle', stands on fol. 42v.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66957
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Sermones.
Script Commentary

Script is half-uncial of a rather curious type to be compared with Lyon 443 (CLA 6.774a): e is open and often inclined to the left; the hasta of F often pierces the stem; is used from fol. 1 to ca. fol. 53 (Lyon); thereafter, although the hand does not change, G is the rule and the exception. A line in uncial occurs here and there without any apparent reason. Marginalia in Merovingian charter hand and in barbarous spelling are seen on several pages, e.g.: 'In christum venerabele mihy et nimiom desederabele' (Lyon, fol. 23v); 'Deus qui in altis abetas et humiliam respecis respeci seruom tuhom marcillinum' (Paris, foll. 33, 34v, 35); and in crude half-uncial saec. VIII: ‘Iuliana legit lebrom estum. Iuliana fecit' (Lyon, fol. 86); the name Ansefredus, saec. IX, occurs on fol. 30 of the Paris part. Many annotations in the well-known hand of Florus Diaconus.


☛Formerly Lyon, Bibliothèque Municipale 788 (foll. 49–58).

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