|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Origin doubtless Italy. Provenance the library of S Remacle, Stavelot: the ex-libris is seen on our plate. All the leaves appear to have come from bindings of MSS of that library, where the MS was cut up in the Middle Ages. The lost three leaves were in Brussels as early as 1826, when they were copied by Pertz. The leaves now in Brussels were bought at the sale of the Stavelot Libary at Ghent in 1847 with the Brussels MS 19623–6 , Hieronymus de Viris Illustribus, saec. XIII. The London leaves were in the binding of Additional MSS 28106–7 (the Stavelot Bible saec. XI ex.), which was bought from Messrs Boone in 1861, and also came from the 1847 Stavelot sale.
|TM Number||TM 66275|
|Contents||Paulus Orosius, Historiae Adversus Paganos (fragm.).|
Script is a bold though not very expert uncial: the bow of uncial A, often forms a triangle with the line as base; i-longa occurs here and there and often goes below the line; the two halves of uncial M tend to fall apart; the last stroke of N intersects the cross-bar above the line; FF and LL run together; the ends of descenders are pointed.
|Last modified||21 June 2017|