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Volume / Number: 6 / 840

CLA 840
  • Troyes France Bibliothèque Municipale 853
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in North Italy, to judge by script and decoration. Was presumably connected with Ravenna as the numberous marginal entries suggest. Belonged to a church or abbey dedicated to St Mary, according to the tenth-century ex-libris on fol. 6: 'hunc librum sce marie qui abstulerit madelictus [sic] sit'. Was number C. 49 in the collection of President Bouhier.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 67617
Support Parchment
Contents Homiliarium Alani.
Script Commentary

Script is early minuscule in a variety of types by three distinct hands: the hand on foll. 1–8, 11–23v uses uncial and R here and there; that on foll. 8–10v uses an S-like g; that on foll. 24 ff. uses half-uncial . Crudely written entries of biblical verses added in the margins. The word 'ravenna' has been entered by a ninth or tenth-century hand on foll. 8, 29, 34, 37v, 38.

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