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CLA 520
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Coislinianus 186 (foll. 156–244)
Script Uncial
Date VII (601 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written manifestly in an important Western centre where Greek calligraphy was still practised. The manuscript was certainly in a French centre by the eighth century to judge by the probationes pennae. Once bound with Paris Lat. 10592, formerly Coislin 185, a manuscript annotated by Florus of Lyon (see CLA 5.602). Belonged to Séguier (†1672), then to Coislin, Bishop of Metz (†1732), who gave his manuscripts to St. Germain des Prés, whence it came with other St Germain volumes to the Bibliothèque Nationale where its earlier press-mark was 'Suppl. gr. 385', entered on fol. 156.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 62243
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus. Pentateuchus. Psalterium Graeco-Latinum (Vetus Latina, Ps 18.13–72.10; Vulgata, Ex).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold and well-formed uncial on both Greek and Latin sides; some of the letters common to both alphabets are well differentiated, e.g. the N and P. Two interlinear corrections occur on fol. 169v. The marginal probatio pennae on fol. 175 is in French cursive saec. VIII; the one on fol. 181 in minuscule saec. VIII or IX reads: 'in di nomen auderaradus rogetus scripsit'.


☛Formerly Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale Suppl. grec 385 (foll. 156–244). ☛Cavallo, Ricerche sulla maiuscola biblica, 1967, p. 106.

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