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Volume / Number: 6 / 839

CLA 839
  • Troyes France Bibliothèque Municipale 581
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at St Armand. A manuscript idential in text, size and script is Munich CLM 208, written probably in Salzburg under Archbishop Arno, who was Abbot of St Amand (793–821). The Troyes manuscript probably belonged to a monastery of St Stephen, according to a tenth-century entry on fol. 1 which reads: 'Primus martyrio qui reddit xenia christo, hunc Stephanus proprium sibi sacrat habere thomellum'. Later in the Pithou collection where it bore the number I. E. 9. It was in the possession of the Troyes Oratory till the Revolution.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 67616
Support Parchment
Contents Cyprianus, Epistulae, Opus Incertum?
Script Commentary

Script is a graceful Caroline minuscule: a is the rule, semi-uncial a the exception; noteworthy are the forms of the ligatures frs (for fratres) and or in the ending -orum; the ligatures UR and UT are used even in the middle of words. Greek letters serve as numerals in the Capitula (foll. 99, 105v, 119)· The name 'Fridegaudus' stands in the lower margin of fol. 161 (where a new hand began to write), and is probably that of the scribe.

Last modified 01 May 2019