|Date||VII ex (699) (699 - 699)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in a French centre with Insular connections, possibly by Pallagius himself, whose letter-square we reproduce; the date is fixed as the fifth year of King Childebert while Pepin was major domo. Was already at Fleury in the eleventh century: the ex-libris ‘hic est liber s . . . abb floriacensis' stands on fol. 11. Belonged to Petrus Daniel, and then to Jacob Bongars (†1612), whose heir, J. Gravisset, donated it in 1632 to the city of Bern.
|TM Number||TM 66999|
Script is an easy, natural, rather broad uncial of a late type: the lower bow of B protrudes markedly; LL run together; half-uncial a, long r, and ꞅ occur at line-end. Noteworthy is the form of the capitals used in the text and particularly in the inscription on fol. 1 (see CLA 5.617), in which the stem of certain letters extends beyond the junction with its bow (B, D, P, R) or its horizontal (L); the serif forms betray the influence of inscriptions. The letter-square on fol. 76v discloses the name 'pallagius'; it is by the same hand as the rest of the manuscript though in a different script, a half-uncial manifestly modelled on early Insular; another letter-square, containing the name 'Rainfredus' in Rustic capitals saec. IX or X, is seen on the same page. Various probationes pennae saec. IX and X on fol. 77.
☛Mostert, Fleury BF117. ☛CLA date (VII ex (ante 699–700)) changed to agree with inscription fol. 1r: In annum V. Childeberti regis Francorum Pippino iubente ab Adam sunt anni V milia DCCCC. Fuit pasca X. Kal. Aprilis, ascensio Domini fuit Kal. Madias. Per cyclum numerum annorum CXL, repeticio a capite cychli.
|Last modified||27 June 2017|