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CLA 195
  • Madrid Spain Real Academia de la Historia 81
  • London United Kingdom British Library Egerton MS 1934
Script Visigothic Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Spain. The Madrid portion, perhaps the whole MS, was once at Saragossa and later in the archives of the Inquisition at Madrid. In 1885 the Madrid leaves were in the Library of the Academy of History at Madrid, but their present location is not known. The London leaves were bought by the British Museum in 1861.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66300
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Contents Isidorus Pacensis, Chronicon.
Script Commentary

Script is broad easy-flowing minuscule of the older type: a has two forms; the soft and hard sounds of ti are not distinguished; the shafts of tall letters are often club-shaped; i-longa is used regularly initially (even Ille), and for the semi-vocal sound medially; a forked form of i-longa resembling tall y also occurs; the numerals XL are written in ligature with the L in the form of a small flourish above the line—a Visigothic feature.

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