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Volume / Number: 11 / 1625

CLA 1625
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  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. O. v. I. 4
Script Half-Uncial verging on eN-type Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in North-east France, presumably in the centre which developed the eN-type, and most likely at Corbie (cf. CLA 6, p. xxiv f.). Belonged to Corbie and is probably identifiable with the Cassian mentioned in the eleventh-century catalogue. Migrated to St-Germain-des-Prés in 1638, where it bore the numbers 117 and 1294· Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 (foll. 1 and 120) and by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67790
Support Parchment
Contents Cassianus, Collationes.
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is a curious angular type of compressed half-uncial verging on minuscule with the letters leaning to the left, apparently a precursor of the eN-type (cf. CLA 5.647 and 6, p. xxiv f.): a more often open; d is uncial here and there; g regularly minuscule; the top of t bends to the left often forming a loop; y is v-shaped with both branches curving to the right (cf. CLA 5.647); ligatures with e frequent. Contemporary corrections in cursive minuscule, some over erasure. Greek words are unusually corrupt.

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