Skip to content

Volume / Number: 11 / 1612

CLA 1612
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. Q. v. I. 2
Script Uncial
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.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67777
Support Parchment
Contents Origenes, Homiliae (In Leviticum, In Iesu Naue); Optatus Milevitanus, De Persecutione.
Script Commentary

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 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.


Index Tironianorum.

Last modified 30 April 2019