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CLA 497
  • Verona Italy Biblioteca Capitolare XL (38) [palimpsest new]
Script Luxeuil Minuscule
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in France, in the region which produced the Luxeuil lectionary (CLA 5.579), the London and Ivrea MSS of Gregory (CLA 2.163 and 3.300), the Missale Gothicum (CLA 1.106), and the Paris Augustinus (CLA 5.614). It was at Verona by the ninth century, where it was corrected by Pacificus (†844). Repaired in the Vatican.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66605
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Iob (27–35).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert flowing cursive minuscule of a distinct type to which the name ‘Luxeuil' has been given: a in ligature rises above the line; the bow of b has often a tag connecting it with the following letter; n is not infrequently uncial and the first stroke extends below the line as in Merovingian charters; o frequently joins the next letter by a tag; suprascript u is sickle-shaped; y is regularly dotted; i-longa is used both initially and medially for the semi-vocal sound, but without regularity; the ligature of fl is characteristic, that of ui has an s-like form; letters lean slightly to the left; the ti ligature is used indifferently for the hard and soft sounds. A marginal note by a Veronese hand on fol. 9v; some additions and corrections perhaps by Pacificus of Verona (†846) on foll. 137v, 160 ff., 187v, etc.


☛CLA date (VIII²) changed to follow CLA 6 p. X. ☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 19, dates to VIII in. ☛Dated VIII¹ in Wood 2017.

Last modified 30 April 2019