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CLA 197
  • London United Kingdom British Library Harley MS 1775
Script Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Italy. The MS must have reached France early, for the ninth-century Notae Tironianae on fol. 11 seem French. Belonged to Cardinal Mazarin (1602–61). Stolen by Jean Aymon from the Royal Library, Paris, in 1707. Bought soon afterwards in Holland by Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 68772
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Harley Gospels. Codex Harleianus.
Script Commentary

Script is a neat and elegant uncial. The corrections in sloping uncial by a contemporary reader, who employs the Greek style of syllabification, recall the method of Victor, Bishop of Capua, seen in the Codex Fuldensis (CLA 8.1196), and the corrections in the Hilary MS, Paris N.A. Lat. 1592 (CLA 5.685). There are also corrections in ninth-century Caroline minuscule, and Notae Tironianae.


☛CLA first-edition date (VI ex) changed to follow second edition. ☛Brown, In the beginning No. 31. ☛C. Nordenfalk, Die spätantiken Kanontafeln, pl. 84–102. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 26. ☛Index Tironianorum. ☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS Z (Ev).

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