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CLA 128
  • Cambridge United Kingdom Corpus Christi College 334
Script a-z Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North France, probably in the Laon area. The entry in the margin of fol. 97v (Fortunatus scripsit istum librum orate pro illum) in crude capitals and minuscule, difficult to date, is of interest since some letters are Insular.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66232
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Contents Origenes, Homiliae in Lucam.
Script Commentary

Script is a distinct French type of pre-Caroline minuscule found in a few MSS from Laon and called a-z from its distinguishing letters; a has the peculiarity that its two bows are angular, and z rises high above the line in the form of a fool's cap; uncial a occurs even in mid-line and has a characteristic pendant bow; suprascript u after q combines with the following vowel and is crook-shaped; the ligature ti invariably represents the hard sound of t, the normal ti the assibilated sound (ratione); x resembles cx; there are numerous ligatures.

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