|Date||VI–VII (580 - 620)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in a French centre. Belonged at an early date to Moutier-St Jean of Réôme near Semur and was possibly written there: the early ex-libris in uncial on the opening folio reads vertically, 'liber sancti iohannis (confessoris) reomaensis'; a later ex-libris saec. VIII stands on fol. 276v. Was in the possession of Achille III de Harlay and presented by him to St-Germain-des-Prés in 1710, where it was given the number 718. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 and by the Imperial Library in 1805.
|TM Number||TM 67777|
|Contents||Origenes, Homiliae (In Leviticum, In Iesu Naue); Optatus Milevitanus, De Persecutione.|
Script is uncial, apparently by more than one hand; that which begins on fol. 131 is somewhat squarish: the bow of A is pendant and varies in form; the upper end of ꝺ often turns up; the hasta of E is often centred; LL mostly touch; TI are sometimes so close as to resemble Greek π; Y is short and undotted; descenders strikingly long in parts of the manuscript. Marginalia and corrections in small capitals, including notes in Greek letters, as in CLA 10.1575: ΔΙΕΟΙΝΤΑΦΗΡΙΑCΧΙΠCΙΑΙΒΡΟΜ (die quinta feria sc[r]ipsi librum). A table of contents in early French minuscule (fol. 1v) and corrections in Merovingian cursive; barred L occurs here and there in the margins. Numerous Notae Tironianae, especially on fol. 1. The manuscript still has a medieval binding.
|Last modified||30 April 2019|