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CLA 406
  • Novara Italy Biblioteca Capitolare 2 (LXXXIV)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule and Half-Uncial
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North Italy, probably from a Spanish archetype, to judge from the contents of the MS, certain abbreviations, and the type of abbreviation-stroke.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66510
Support Parchment
Contents Canones.
Script Commentary

Script in most of the MS is a North Italian pre-Caroline minuscule based on cursive, showing, except for the t, a superficial resemblance to Beneventan: c has often the broken form; the shoulder of r often rises above the line and extends over the next letter, a North Italian feature; the ti ligature is used for both the hard and soft sound. The half-uncial, which begins on fol. 40v, the second page of the sixth quire, and continues to fol. 51v, the eighth page of the seventh quire, is of a very late type verging on minuscule, the most striking features being the hair-like finials of descenders and the marked horizontal finials of tall letters; retains the uncial form; n is minuscule. Uncial is used for an opening line.

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