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Volume / Number: 7 / 858

CLA 858
  • Bern Switzerland Burgerbibliothek 123 (foll. 1–4)
Script Uncial
Date VII in (601 - 625)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in North Italy, to judge by the script. Belonged to Fleury at an early date, as is attested by the eighth/ninth century ex-libris ('monasterio riacinse') seen in the margin of foll. 1 and 4v. Several other Fleury ex-libris are found in the main manuscript (foll. 119v, 127v, l28v). The ancient volume seems to have suffered from humidity before its leaves were separated for use in bindings. The present volume belonged later to Jacob Bongars (†1612), whose heir, J. Gravisset, donated his books in 1632 to the city of Bern.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66997
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Ezechielem (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, stately uncial: the bow of A is made with a fine hair-line and is blade-like as in some North Italian codices (CLA 3.332, 335); the lower bow of B swings below the line; the hastas of E and F are wedge-shaped; the second upright of N is spike-like; the bow of P sags; the finials of S bifurcate; ligatures of NS and NC occur at line-end. Corrections are in small uncial.


☛Mostert, Fleury BF79.

Last modified 27 June 2017