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Volume / Number: 10 / 1543

CLA 1543
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale 8780–8793
Script Pre-Caroline and Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain; the script points to North France. The manuscript belonged to the ancient library of the Bollandists.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67709
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Contents Ps- Macarius, Regula; Canones Apostolorum; Augustinus, Tractatus ad Competentes.
Script Commentary

Script shows considerable variety: the pre-Caroline hands make use of open a and such ligatures as am, aru; q is often open at the top; the lower left-hand branch of x is long and often has a point or spur to the right; other hands, closer to Caroline minuscule, have both a and open a, d and , and often n and N. A ninth-century entry stands on the much rubbed fol. 1; a charm against fever is seen on foll. 128v–129 (saec. X). A fourteenth-century table of contents in the lower margins of foll. 1v–2 suggests St Bertin as provenance.

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