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Volume / Number: 2 / 173

CLA 173
  • London United Kingdom British Library Add. MS 29972
  • New Haven, Conn. USA Yale University, Beinecke Library MS 481 / Box 1 No. 2
  • New York, N. Y. USA Pierpont Morgan Library M 17
Script Luxeuil Minuscule
Date VII² (651 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a centre where the 'Luxeuil' type was practised. Our MS may be identical with the 'vetustissimus codex Remigianus' from which the Benedictines printed the homily on the Ascension. The British Museum fragment was bought in 1876 from Mme Holmes-Moët. The Metz leaf was separated before 17 September 1831, when the transcript of the London MS was made in Paris.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66277
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Sermones (190); Caesarius Arelatensis, Sermones; Epiphanius, Sermones.
Script Commentary

The script is a French pre-Caroline minuscule of a distinct type: letters lean somewhat to the left; b occasionally has a tag connecting it with the following letter; ti ligature is frequent and is used indifferently for the soft and the hard sound. For more details see also under CLA 6.**173.


☛CLA first-edition date (VIII in) changed to follow second edition date ☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 8a, dates to VIII in. ☛Ganz, Luxeuil: 2 scribes. ☛Formerly Lucerne, Private collection Zinniker 201. ☛Formerly Metz, Bibliothèque Municipale Salis 140.1.

Last modified 21 June 2017