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Volume / Number: 10 / 1584

CLA 1584
  • Leiden Netherlands Universiteitsbibliotheek Vossius Lat. Quarto 63
Script Minuscule, Cursive, and Half-Uncial
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in France, apparently at Tours, to judge by the script and by the Notae Tironianae for ‘requisitum est’ which have been added to the quire-marks. The manuscript belonged in 1649 to Alexandre Petau, whose name is entered on fol. 1, and later to Isaac Vossius (†1689).

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67749
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Contents Gregorius Turonensis, Historia Francorum (2.9–5.27).
Script Commentary

Script is manifestly in a state of transition and is remarkable for the variety of hands displayed; it is mostly a rapid and not too expert minuscule with some cursive elements; half-uncial is used by several hands (e.g. foll. 24–6), occasionally approaching minuscule (foll. 38, 55) or uncial (fol. 24) or cursive (fol. 24v); a curious, upright, and unsteady cursive, redolent of Luxeuil, is seen on foll. 31, 59v, and 60. A similar medley of scripts is used in the Paris Eugippius (CLA 5.682), which comes from Tours and was in all probability written there. The Notae Tironianae for ‘requisitum est’ (foll. 46v and 54v), although now mostly cut away, were originally added to the quire-marks, as in several eighth-century manuscripts which have been connected with Tours (cf. CLA 6 p. xxviii f.); other Notae Tironianae at the end of a probatio pennae in cursive saec. VIII on foll. 49v and 50. Entries in half-uncial saec. VIII on foll. 6v and 77v; a series of ciphers written by an early hand, presumably upside down, is seen in the lower margin of fol. 3.


Index Tironianorum.

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