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Volume / Number: 11 / 1603

CLA 1603
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. F. v. I. 7 (foll. 1–40)
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (c. 787) (787 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy, possibly in the North, to judge by the script, and under the supervision of Paulus as a gift for Adalhard, abbot of Corbie, as appears from the dedicatory letter on fol. 1; it seems problematical whether the opening lines of this letter are in the hand of Paulus, with the rest written by his 'clericulus'. Our manuscript is mentioned in Corbie catalogues of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Came to St-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, in 1638, where it bore the numbers 169 and 858. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 and by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67768
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Contents Gregorius Magnus, Epistulae ('Collectio Pauli Diaconi').
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is Caroline minuscule of Italian type: a has three forms, d has two; i-longa is found initially and medially; o sometimes ends in a thin horn; r occasionally extends over the following vowel; ligatures include ti (for hard ti) and tu. Comparison with the script of the Cividale manuscript of Paulus is hardly convincing.

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