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Volume / Number: 7 / **604

CLA **604
  • Bern Switzerland Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek 611
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10756 (foll. 62–69)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule and Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written apparently in East France. The Paris leaves formed part of the De Rosny Library (No. 2400 in the sale catalogue) and were purchased by the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1844. For the later history of the Bern part see CLA 5.604.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66771
Support Parchment
Contents Asper, Ars Grammatica; Aenigmata Hexasticha; Formulae; Cyclus Decennovennalis.
Script Commentary

Script shows a variety of types: the main part is written in rapid cursive, uncalligraphic pre-Caroline minuscule of a Merovingian type, with a large admixture of Notae Tironianae from fol. 86v on (foll. 90v, 91, and 92 are almost entirely Tironian); sickle-shaped u on the line is seen here and there; the shallow s-shaped ui ligature occurs after q; uncial is seen on foll. 81v–82, half-uncial (with uncial 𐌾 regularly) on foll. 68v–69. Lozenge-shaped O is seen in the heading on fol. 50v. A contemporary hand entered the Greek alphabet with its Latin equivalent and a grammatical Latin alphabet in the lower margins of foll. 77v–78. For the Paris portion see CLA 5.604.


Index Tironianorum.

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