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Volume / Number: 7 / **173

CLA **173
  • London United Kingdom British Library Add. MS 29972
  • Metz France Bibliothèque Municipale Salis 140 I (fragm.)
  • New Haven, Conn. USA Yale University, Beinecke Library MS 481 / Box 1 No. 2
  • New York, N. Y. USA Pierpont Morgan Library M. 17
Script Luxeuil Minuscule
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably at Luxeuil, to judge by the script. The manuscript may be identified with the 'vetustissimus codex Remigianus’ (S Remi, Rheims) from which the Benedictines printed the homily on the Ascension. The New Haven (formerly Lucerne) leaf probably preceded the London and Metz leaves in the original order of the manuscript, to judge from the chronological order of the sermons at the beginning of the London part. It is quite possible that New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS 17, a homiliary of the same type of script and size and of strikingly similar composition, formed the continuation of this manuscript.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66277
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Homiliae (190); Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae; Epiphanius, Homiliae.
Script Commentary

Script is pre-Caroline minuscule of the Luxeuil type. Ascenders on the top line are considerably elongated. For other details see under London and Metz.


☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 8a. ☛Formerly Lucerne, Private collection Zinniker 201. ☛Formerly Metz, Bibliothèque Municipale Salis 140.1.

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