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Volume / Number: 4 / 446

CLA 446
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale D.V.3
Script Corbie a-b Script
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North-east France, probably at Corbie or some neighbouring centre, to judge from the script and the predominance of saints of Eastern France.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66553
Support Parchment
Contents Martyria (Passiones Sanctorum).
Script Commentary

Script is a very distinct type of pre-Caroline minuscule, practised in Corbie and neighbouring centres and named after its two characteristic letters, a and b: i-longa occurs initially; ti ligature is used for unassibilated ti, ci for the assibilated sound. Neumes were inserted on a number of pages and long passages with musical notation added on foll. 139v, 171v, 257v. The Passio of St Laurence on foll. 134–137 and part of the life of St Hilary on fol. 248 f. have been erased and rewritten in ordinary minuscule saec. X.

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