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Volume / Number: 11 / **195

CLA **195
  • Madrid Spain Real Academia de la Historia 81
  • London United Kingdom British Library Egerton MS 1934
Script Visigothic Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Spain and probably in the same scriptorium as Escorial, & I. 14 (CLA 11.1635), the leaf of Joshua in New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton 27 (CLA 11.1654), and the Vulgate Codex Toletanus (Madrid, B. N. Tol. 2. I), all manuscripts of similar large dimensions, of the same format, and with the same systems of pricking and punctuation. The Madrid portion, perhaps the whole manuscript, was once at Saragossa and later in the archives of the Inquisition at Madrid. The London leaves were bought by the British Museum in 1861.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 66300
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Contents Isidorus Pacensis, Chronicon.
Script Commentary

Script is broad, low-lying, and easy-flowing Visigothic minuscule of the older type: a has two forms; the descender of f is longish; the soft and hard sounds of ti are not distinguished; i-longa is used regularly initially and for the semi-vocal sound medially; a forked form of i-longa resembling tall y also occurs; superior u is cup-shaped; the z is 3-shaped and goes below the line; ligatures (e.g. at, os, and other ligatures with t), mostly at line-end, are used here and there. For other details see under London; the somewhat earlier date here assigned seems preferable.

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