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Volume / Number: 11 / **570

CLA **570
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. F. v. XIV. 1
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 7701 (foll. 129–140)
Script Corbie a-b Script
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Corbie. Mentioned in several of their catalogues. The Cento Probae, now at Paris, was removed in the late sixteenth century from the volume and came into the possession of Claude Dupuy (†1594); this loss is stated in the Corbie catalogue of 1621. The main manuscript was taken in 1638 to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, where it bore the numbers 598 and 783. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 and by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 66701
Support Parchment
Contents Venantius Fortunatus, Carmina de Iohanne; Aldhelmus, Opus incertum; Symphosius, Opus incertum; Proba, Cento Vergilianus.
Script Commentary

Script is an expert specimen of the advanced a-b type described in CLA 5.554. is spiral-shaped and E is regularly capital in the typical Corbie uncial headings. On fol. 141 the text is continued in Caroline minuscule. Corrections in Caroline minuscule of Corbie type. A ninth-century Corbie librarian entered a table of contents on fol. 1 of the St Petersburg part; opposite 'versus Probae' a seventeenth-century hand entered the note 'avulsi'; contents are repeated in verse by a later hand, saec. XI or XII on the last leaf, beginning ‘Iure sibi librum Corbeia vendicat istum'.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2, no. 2317. ☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 49.

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