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Volume / Number: S1 / 1827

CLA 1827
  • Ghent Belgium Universiteitsbibliotheek MS 4051
Script Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Northeast France, possibly at Corbie. Removed from a binding. Acquired in 1980.

CLA Vol. S1
TM Number TM 68696
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (3 Rg 21.7–15, 22.5–12, 4 Rg 1.1–6, 2.6–14, 4.40–5.10, 5.12–27, 7.4–8.13).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold Merovingian cursive to be compared with Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale Lat. 17655 (CLA 5.671) although slightly more settled: oc a normally; the shaft of d often descends below the base-line; o is small, with a hook at the top; y is gamma-shaped and dotted; u after q can be attached as a bow bending down to e following; ascenders are thick, leaning to the left or right. On fol. 2r ‘Liber Quartus’ in big capitals added probably in the ninth century.


☛A. Derolez, ‘Fragments d’un nouveau manuscrit en écriture précaroline’ Scriptorium 36 (1982) 236–8.

Last modified 26 March 2022