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Volume / Number: 11 / 1630

CLA 1630
  • San Lorenzo Spain El Escorial P.I.8
Script Visigothic Minuscule
Date IX in (ante 812) (791 - 812)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone in Septimania; the original subscription on fol. 269v should read: 'lohannes gratie dei magalonensis (and not 'barcelonensis') hunc librum in honorem sancte marie fieri iussi', etc. Iohannes was bishop of Maguelonne 791–812 (when a successor is mentioned). The manuscript came to the Escorial with the library of the Conde-Duque de Olivares.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67796
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae.
Script Commentary

Script is early Visigothic minuscule by several hands: one is rather broad and angular (foll. 1–7v) and the others make use of many ligatures, especially at line-ends: the Caroline a occurs; d has two forms; suprascript cup-shaped u at line-ends; the typically Visigothic iT combination and other ligatures with t are used. The entry 'hic leodesindus minus habet' on fol. 258v (concerning lib. 29. 24) by contemporary hand, likewise notes mentioning Pliny (on foll. 160v, 161v) and the Rhone (on fol. 197v). The name 'AMELIUS' is seen in the margins of foll. 153 and 164v. Additions on foll. 54v (saec. XI) and 129v (saec. XII). Parts of the manuscript are transcribed interlinearly saec. XIII or XIV.

Last modified 23 June 2017