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Volume / Number: 11 / 1668

CLA 1668
  • Williamstown, Mass. USA Williams College MS 7
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the abbey of St Martin at Tours, probably during the abbacy of Alcuin (796–804). Formerly in the possession of the English collector, E. C. Hawtrey.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67821
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one hand, is Caroline minuscule of the pure Tours type, with Tours half-uncial seen in some opening lines: a has two forms; and N occur; y is long and dotted; z occasionally has a dot on either side, a Tours feature (cf. CLA 6, p. xxvii ff.); ligatures include NT even in mid-line and or in mid-word. A note in chancery script saec. XIV–XV on p. 230 refers to the neighbouring abbey in Cormery.

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