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Volume / Number: 11 / 1616

CLA 1616
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. Q. v. I. 13
Script Uncial
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably at Corbie, doubtless in the same North French centre as St Petersburg F. v. I. 2 (CLA 11.1598), also from Corbie, with which our manuscript has various features in common. Taken in 1638 to St-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, where it bore the numbers 147/148 and 861. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 and by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67781
Support Parchment
Contents Gennadius, De Ecclesiastis Dogmatibus; Hieronymus, Epistulae.
Script Commentary

Script is a not very regular uncial, recalling that of St Petersburg F. v. I. 2 (CLA 11.1598): G has a long vertical tail; LL run together; the second bow of M often rises above the line, occasionally both bows; tall T occurs; the lower left limb of X is short and turns in to the right; ascenders and descenders by one hand are longish. The contemporary table of contents on fol. 2r–v enumerates 27 items, of which only the first five survive in the manuscript. The entry 'Lib epistularis sci hieronimi pbi’ in cursive minuscule saec. VII–VIII recalls the script of Paris Lat. 17655 (CLA 5.671). The name 'uuenetherus' (saec. IX) is seen upside down on fol. 35. A letter from Jacques Sirmond to Dom Luc d'Achéry concerning a loan of this manuscript is bound at the front of the volume.

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