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Volume / Number: 2 / 196a

CLA 196a
  • London United Kingdom British Library Egerton MS 2831 (foll. 1–109)
Script French Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Tours: an eighth-century ex-libris of St Martin of Tours, in Merovingian cursive, is seen on fol. 1. This portion was continued by a contemporary Insular scribe, doubtless in the same scriptorium. Remained at Tours, where it was seen by Montfaucon. Belonged to Barrois and later to Lord Ashburnham. Acquired by the British Museum in 1901 at the Ashburnham sale.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66301
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Contents Hieronymus, In Isaiam (14–17).
Script Commentary

Script is a French pre-Caroline minuscule with some cursive elements, recalling certain hands in Epinal 68: suprascript a is used, and subscript i after m and n; the ligature ri usually at line-ends; at the beginning of a word i-longa is used regularly if next letter is short; uncial G and N are common. Marginalia by Merovingian hands and by the Insular scribe of the second part. Notae Tironianae are seen on foll. 19v, 56v, 91v. Corrections in Tours minuscule saec. IX.


Index Tironianorum.

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