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Volume / Number: 7 / **592

CLA **592
  • Bern Switzerland Burgerbibliothek F 219 (3)
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10233
Script Uncial and Half-Uncial
Date VII ex (676 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Spain, to judge by Spanish symptoms in the original text and the presence of Visigothic additions and marginalia in the Paris part. Connection with South Italy is suggested by Beneventan probationes pennae in the Paris part. The main part of the manuscript came to Paris from Chartres in 1793. The Bern leaves were acquired by Jacob Bongars (†1612), whose heir, J. Gravisset, donated them to the city of Bern in 1632.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66723
Support Parchment
Contents Oribasius, Synopsis; Rufus, De Podagra; Varia Medica.
Script Commentary

Script is a stately, but somewhat ornate uncial (half uncial is seen only in the Paris section): the bow of A is thin and often triangular; the lower bow of B protrudes markedly and the upper bow is small and angular; the eye of E is often closed; the tail of 𐌾 is a thin down-stroke; the second bow of M often rises above the head-line; the top of T has a pendant finial at both ends; Y is often dotted and descends below the line; LL mostly run together; descenders are noticeably long. An eighth-century corrector is seen on Bern fol. 10v. An eighth-century hand entered 'hic d' on fol. 9v and 'et hic dim[itte]' on fol. 13v to guide a copyist. The chapter numbers of Book 6 were added on Bern fol. 18v by a later hand, saec. X or XI. A curious monogram for 'Nota', saec. X or XI, seen in several other manuscripts from Chartres, occurs in the margins passim. For other details see under Paris.


☛Two modern foliations: an inaccurate one in pencil and an accurate one in ink.

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