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CLA 800
  • Orléans France Médiathèque 19 (16) (foll. 26–30)
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 2389 (foll. 41–48)
Script Uncial
Date VI² (551 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Origin Italy to judge by script and other palaeographical considerations. Provenance Fleury: some leaves of the Paris miscellany belonged to the Orléans collector Pierre Daniel (†1603) whose ownership mark is seen on fol. 63: ‘ex libb. Petri Danielis Aurelii 1564’. The Paris volume was number 3655 in the Colbert collection and 3939.3 in the Royal collection (see fol. 1).

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66973
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Epistulae Pauli (Vulgata, 1 Th, 2 Cor, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a delicate well-formed uncial: the bow of uncial A is pointed, ending in a fine hair-line; the bow of P is small and high; v-shaped U and other vowels occur suprascript at line-ends. Well-formed half-uncial is used for the colophon and argumentum. Marginalia in Merovingian cursive minuscule, saec. VII–VIII, of liturgical content, are seen on foll. 26, 26v in the Orléans manuscript and on foll. 41, 42v, 46v, 47v, 48 (‘finit’) of the Paris portion.


☛Mostert, Fleury, BF426-427, 1032. ☛SANCTI BENEDICTI ABBATI FLORIACENSI written between the columns of fol. 7. ☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS k (Paul).

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