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Volume / Number: 11 / 1659

CLA 1659
  • New York, N. Y. USA Pierpont Morgan Library M. 334
Script Uncial
Date VII² (669) (669 - 669)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Luxeuil, the Burgundian monastery established by St Columbanus, in the twelfth year of King Chlothar III and in the fortieth year presumably of Abbot Waldebert, as witnessed by the subscription in uncial on fol. 133v which reads: 'EXPLECITUm OPUS FAUENTE DOMINO APUD COENUBIUm LUSSOUIUm ANNO DUODECIMO REGIS CHLOTHACHARII INDICTIONE TERCIA DECIMA ANno XLSIMO PatrIS NostrI FELiciter PerACTO'. The date 669 was fully established by J. Havet, a date congruent with its palaeography. Belonged to St Peter's in Beauvais, perhaps already in the eleventh century as a gift from Roscelinus grammaticus, certainly by the thirteenth century, to judge by the ex-libris on foll. 2, 73, 96, and 133v. Used by the Maurists. Before it was acquired by the Morgan Library in 1907, it was at the Château de Troussures (Oise). This manuscript is important, not only as being one of the rare dated uncial manuscripts of the seventh century, but also for furnishing direct connection with the type of minuscule known as Luxeuil (see CLA 6 p. XV ff.).

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67814
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Contents Augustinus, De Epistula Iohannis ad Parthos Sermones X.
Script Commentary

Script is uncial of French type by at least two different hands: the bow of A is often pendant and here and there approaches the typical Luxeuil form; the lower bow of B protrudes; the tail of G is thin and turns left in one hand, is short and ends in a hair-line to the right in the second; i-longa now and then; the serif at the foot of T makes a right angle; suprascript V-shaped U occurs; LL run together; ligatures are used at line-ends. Some of the script has been retraced. Various corrections, some in early minuscule, none in Luxeuil type. Notae Tironianae are seen on foll. 38v, 69v, and 105. For parallels of 'ex plecitum' in the colophon, see the Florentine Digests (CLA 3.295) and the Palatine Cicero, CLA 1.77.


☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 9. ☛Ganz, Luxeuil: 2 scribes; passage in half-uncial fol. 9r. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 3613a. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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