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Volume / Number: 10 / 1547a

CLA 1547a
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale 9850–9852 (foll. 4–139, 144–176) (= MS 1221)
Script Uncial
Date VII ex (676 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written at St Médard's abbey in Soissons at the order of Abbot Nomedius, also known as Numidius, who lived at the end of the seventh century; his dedication of the book to St Médard is seen in the title on fol. 4v. The manuscript was somewhat enlarged in the late eighth century with a text in 'Corbie' script (see next item). It already belonged to the monastery of St Vaast at Arras around 1200, as may be seen from the ex-libris, saec. XII–XIII, on fol. 4.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67713
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Contents Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae.
Script Commentary

Script is uncial of a late type by several hands: the simple down-strokes are sometimes spike-shaped; the second upright of N is here and there comma-shaped, recalling the Italian form; one scribe often transects the oblique of Z (foll. 101 ff.); LL run together. Slightly later corrections in half-uncial on foll. 126 and 130v. Some ninth-century and later probationes pennae on fol. 4.

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