|Date||VIII in (701 - 725)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in France and most likely in the North. The manuscript was certainly in Gaul by the eighth century as liturgical entries in Merovingian charter hand suggest. On fol. 1 is seen the fifteenth-century St Denis press-mark: XIII. IIIc. IIIIxx. VI. The manuscript had the number 1895 in the Colbert collection and 3706.3.3 in the Royal collection (see fol. 1).
|TM Number||TM 66653|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt 1.1–Io 7.39).|
Script is a rather stiff and formal uncial in most of the manuscript, less formal on foll. 104–131v; descenders are long and thin; A in the formal hand recalls the Missale Gallicanum Vetus (CLA 1.92 and 93); U at line-ends is V-shaped here and there; Y, occasionally dotted, descends below the line and resembles half-uncial ꞅ. The end of a lesson on foll. 49v, 51v, is marked by 'finit' in unmistakable Merovingian cursive; similar cursive entries passim. Notae Tironianae on many pages (16v, 118, 167, I67v). On fol. 103v a Collect and Preface of a Missa de defunctis were added in crude cursive minuscule saec. VIII, with most barbaric spelling, e.g . hab, hanimam, haccipe, haquila, hysraillitas , hysaac, gabole (diaboli), gacob (jacob), gerusalem, uilculis (uinculis), segrita (secreta), conlogare, cahtoligam (catholicam), ecum (equum); ci occurs for ti.
|Last modified||06 September 2018|