|Script||Early Caroline Minuscule|
|Date||VIII–IX (701 - 900)|
|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.
|TM Number||TM 66959|
|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 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 ꝺ 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 ꞇ 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.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|