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Volume / Number: 6 / 841

CLA 841
  • Valenciennes France Bibliothèque Municipale 495 (455)
Script Uncial
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Luxeuil or affiliated house, to judge by script and display. Provenance St Amand: on fol. 1v stands the St Amand press-mark (saec. XV) '229 B' along with two ex-libris, 'Liber Sancti Amandi in Pabula', etc. (saec. XVII) and '1633 in monasterio S. Amandi' in the hand of A. Miraeus who in 1608 edited the text. Brought to Valenciennes in 1790 with other St Amand manuscripts.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 67618
Support Parchment
Contents Hieryonymus-Eusebius, Chronicon.
Script Commentary

Script is a late expert uncial with descenders ending in a fine hair-line: the bow of uncial A is shaped like a small drop; the lower bow of B protrudes; uncial E is open; G is characteristic with the tail ending in a curve to the right; LL run together; the top of T has a loop to the left and its foot is a longish horizontal to the right; X has its lower left limb turning in; Y is short, dotted, and stands on the line; Æ ligature occurs in mid-line; NT ligature recalls the Paris Gregory (CLA 5.670). Half-uncial words or lines occur here and there (foll. 8v, 37, 61, 61v, 62, etc.). The minuscule entry on fol. 41 and some display capitals (M, X) recall Luxeuil. Interlinear corrections in eighth-century minuscule on foll. 101, 108. Notae Tironianae occur on foll. 8v, 10v.


☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 17, dates to VII ex–VIII in. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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