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CLA 219
  • New Haven, Conn. USA Yale University, Beinecke Library MS 342
Script Uncial and Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in a French centre, to judge by the script and the decoration. The Sacramentary is of the Gallican type and its text is closely akin to the Missale Gothicum (Rome, Vatic. Regin. Lat. 317, CLA 1.106)—an unmistakable French MS.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66317
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Contents Sacramentarium Gallicanum (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a rather stiff, careful, late uncial with marked contrast between thick and thin strokes: the bow of X is strikingly ornate. The pre-Caroline minuscule used for some portions is distinctly French in character.


☛CLA first-edition provenance changed to follow second edition (adding comparandum). ☛Gamber, CLLA 215. ☛Formerly London, private collection Wilfred Merton MS 21. ☛W. J. Anderson, JTS 29 (1928), p. 337–45.

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