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Volume / Number: 10 / 1568

CLA 1568
  • Copenhagen Denmark Royal Library Ny Kgl. Saml. octavo 58
Script Uncial
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written most likely in South France and doubtless in a centre under Visigothic influence, to judge from some abbreviations, spellings, and ligatures. Belonged to the Benedictine monastery of St Emmeram at Regensburg in the later Middle Ages; it still has the characteristic jacket with the title and shelf-mark in the familiar hand of the St Emmeram librarian Dionysius Menger, who in his catalogue of 1500–01 (Munich, Staatsbibl. CLM 14675, fol. 45) describes the manuscript as follows: 'item Canones penitenciales in bona magna scriptura antiquissima et incipit De uiciis gule vel ebrietate.'

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67735
Support Parchment
Contents Ps- Gregorius Magnus, Responsa ad Augustinum.
Script Commentary

Script is a late uncial of a French type slightly recalling that of the Gregory of Tours, Paris Lat. 17654 (CLA 5.670), and related manuscripts; ascenders and descenders are rather short; short horizontals and upper curves are often forked; the bows of B do not touch; FF and LL run together; V occurs suprascript; various letters occur in ligature with U; noteworthy is the ligature ON which is a Visigothic symptom (cf. CLA 1.111; 2.263; 5.678). The last word on fol. 41 is partly in minuscule: hABUerit.


☛Meens, Peritia 14, p. 9–12 argues the MS was written in northern France.

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