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Volume / Number: 7 / 852

CLA 852
  • Basel Switzerland Universitätsbibliothek N I 4
  • Freiburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek 483 (12)
Script a-z Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North-east France, presumably in the Laon region; the immediate exemplar of this manuscript was apparently the half-uncial MS Paris B.N. Lat. 12214 from Corbie (CLA 5.635). Dismembered ca. 1600 and used as book covers. The Basel leaves came to the University library in 1880, as a gift from the Basel Staatsarchiv. The Freiburg leaf belonged to Professor Grieshaber.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66991
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Contents Augustinus, De Civitate Dei (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one hand, is French pre-Caroline angular minuscule of a distinct type called a-z from its two characteristic letters: u after q forms a ligature with the following vowel and is crook-shaped; i-longa here and there initially; ti ligature is used for the hard sound of ti; numerous other ligatures. (For a similar manuscript see CLA 5.630). Corrections by contemporary and ninth-century hands.

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