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Volume / Number: 8 / 1060

CLA 1060
  • Berlin Germany Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz Phillipps 1743
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North-east France, presumably in the Rheims region, and probably in the scriptorium which produced Kassel MS Theol. 4° 10 (see CLA 8.1141), The Hague, Museum Meerm.-Westr. 10 B 4, and the somewhat later Paris Lat. 2034 (CLA 5.540). Belonged to the monastery of St Remi at Rheims; cf. the ex-libris saec. XIII 'Lib sci Remigii Rem uol. 1' on fol. 147. Later in the Jesuit Collège de Clermont. Entered the Meerman collection in 1764 and that of Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1824. Acquired by the Berlin Royal Library in 1887.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67198
Support Parchment
Contents Canones Conciliorum.
Script Commentary

Script is a pre-Caroline minuscule by several scribes: typically Merovingian features are b and o often with a tag to the right, the shafts of b and l breaking at the foot, the open bow of d in ligature, and the characteristic form of p; g has various forms; has two, one resembling i capped by an almost vertical flourish, the other recalling the early Beneventan form; u occurs sickle-shaped, even on the line; y is v-shaped and dotted; several hands use a peculiar form of z with a horizontal tag on the right side of the oblique (e.g. on foll. 15v–16; cf. the Kassel and Paris manuscripts mentioned in Provenance); ascenders are long and often lean to the left; ligatures are numerous: noteworthy are the 6-shaped form of o in ligature and the ri with i descending below the line (see foll. 56, 243 ff., 299v); ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti; here and there B, N, and R have the majuscule form. Notae Tironianae occur, some entered by a contemporary hand to indicate the rubrics, some saec. IX. Corrections in ninth-century minuscule; a Rheims bishop is mentioned in a marginal note on fol. 34 with a Nota-monogram.


Index Tironianorum.

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