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CLA 252
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS Laud Misc. 126 [S.C. 1556]
Script Uncial and Half-Uncial
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Origin North France, doubtless Chelles. The peculiar uncial and the decoration connect this MS with the group represented by the famous Sacramentary, Vatic. Regin. Lat. 316 (CLA 1.105). On fol. 1 is added in Anglo-Saxon script saec. VIII–IX Charlemagne's Letter to Abbot Baugulf of Fulda, and on fol. 260 a library catalogue, perhaps of Würzburg (see CLA plate). Belonged to St Kilian's of Würzburg certainly by the ninth century, as is shown by the entry on fol. 1v ('. . . faciat eum sancto Kiliano restitui'). The same page has the Würzburg ex-libris saec. XIII. Acquired by Archbishop Laud before 1638.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66338
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, De Trinitate.
Script Commentary

Both uncial and half-uncial are used, the scripts changing with each new quire. Both are of a distinct type connected with North-eastern France; the decoration points to the same region. sometimes resembles an O surmounted by a stem curving to the left; occasionally the two bows of uncial M rise branch-like above the line; the second upright of N often leans to the left; in the half-uncial portions C has the uncial form: descenders usually end in a fine hair-line. Some corrections saec. XIII.


☛CLA first-edition provenance (North or Northeastern France) changed to follow second edition. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 3832a. ☛Lowe, Palaeographical Papers 1 (1972), pp. 239–250. ☛F. Römer, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung II/2 Österr. Akad. Veröff. Corpus Latein. Kirchenväter IV (1972) p. 270

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