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CLA 821
  • Poitiers France Bibliothèque Municipale 17 (65)
Script Uncial
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North France and probably in Amiens itself, to judge by the unmistakable resemblance to the Bamberg Jerome written for Jesse, Bishop of Amiens. The manuscript was at Poitiers by the tenth century and belonged to the convent of Ste Croix (founded 558); the feast of the Holy Cross is entered in the margin on fol. 68. A note signed 'J. Roux Cappel.’ and dated 1635 stands on fol. 1. In the Poitiers catalogue of 1868 by M. de Fleury, the manuscript had the number 36; an earlier number was 174.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 67601
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Gospels of Sainte-Croix of Poitiers.
Script Commentary

Script is a careful uncial of a distinct type also seen in Bamberg, Patr. 86 (B.V.13), written for Bishop Jesse of Amiens (799–836), in Leiden Voss. Lat. Fol. 26, and in a somewhat diluted form in Cambridge, Magdalene College Pepysian MS 2981(1), (CLA 2.131); some lines in half-uncial on fol. 80. Marginal entries in neat uncial with curious abbreviations (’ OM.N̊ = hoc omittit nostrum; Sͨ I̊ C = secundum Iohannem caput); some in tiny minuscule (foll. 82, etc.). The liturgical entry 'In festivitate sancte Crucis' in uncial and minuscule saec. X stands on fol. 68 preceded by a cross. Other lessons are noted in the margins on foll. 171v, 174, 176, 179, 180v.


☛First series of canon tables quotes Vetus Latina biblical text. ☛P. Minard, Revue Bibl. 56 (1945/46), p. 58–92. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 64.

Last modified 01 August 2017