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Volume / Number: 10 / **171

CLA **171
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale 19609 [1346]
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale II 7478
  • Hannover Germany Kestner-Museum MS Culemann Kat. I 42 (363)
  • London United Kingdom British Library Add. MS 24144
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10399 (fol. 3)
Script Uncial
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in North Italy to judge by the script. The surviving fragments were used for binding purposes at Stavelot in the sixteenth century. The folios in MS 19609 were fly-leaves in Brussels 19623–26 containing the De viris illustribus of Jerome, Gennadius, and Isidore (saec. XIII); the fragments in MS II 7478 formerly reinforced the binding of Brussels II. 2567 containing works of Gregory the Great (saec. XI and IX). Two folios of our manuscript (the missing Brussels leaves?) were sold to Rapilly at the Claudin sale in Paris, March 14, 1864 (teste S de Ricci).

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 66275
Support Parchment
Contents Orosius, Historia Adversus Paganos (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold uncial: the form of N recalls that of North Italian products; the forms of K and of the cedilla below the E, which curves upwards, are also noteworthy. Compare Verona 17 (15), foll. 221–228, and also Vercelli CLXXXIII, foll. 107v–111v (see CLA 4.489b and 470. For other details, see under London and Paris (CLA 2.171; 5.**171).

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