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Volume / Number: 6 / 786

CLA 786
  • Metz France Bibliothèque Municipale MS 7
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a centre apparently under the influence of the school which produced the Ada-group codices. Belonged to the Cathedral of Metz. Destroyed in 1944. Full-size photographs of the entire manuscript exist in the Abbey of S Girolamo, Rome.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66959
Support Parchment
Contents Biblia, partim. (Vulgata, Prv, Ecl, Ct, Sap, Sir, Dn, 1–2 Par, 1–2 Esr, Est, 1 Mcc, Prv, Lc, Mt, Mc, Io, 1–2 Th, Col, Act, Apc; Vetus Latina, Idc, Tb).
Script Commentary

Script is a good specimen of early Caroline minuscule of the type seen in Metz 134 and 732 (fol. 4) (CLA 6.788, 790): both a and open a are used; uncial occurs, uncial N is frequent; the foot of r curves to the right; ligature NT occurs even in mid-word. Capitula and Argumenta of Epistles are in a small neat script. Contemporary marginalia (foll. 47v, 52) in rather cursive minuscule have with a superposed c for -tur. The manuscript was corrected throughout in the twelfth century.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2767. ☛R. Gryson Altlateinische Handschriften I p.217-28. ☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS Z (Pro–Sir Dn Mcc).

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