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Volume / Number: 5 / 525

CLA 525
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 260
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Tours. The old press-marks 'XI' and '3934.2' of the Royal collection stand on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66654
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io, Act).
Name Évangiles de Saint-Martin de Tours.
Script Commentary

Script is Caroline minuscule of the early Tours style with some half-uncial elements here and there: a, open a and half-uncial a are used; d is occasionally uncial; both minuscule and half-uncial g are used; N is frequent; one hand uses a characteristic form of Z with a dot on either side of the oblique stroke (foll. 162 ff.); the ligatures em (with open e), ra, rꞇ, st are used. Half-uncial, not, however, the clear-cut Tours type, occurs in the canon tables (foll. 24–25), in the preface and first page of Matthew and here and there in opening lines. Notae Tironianae: 'incipit praefatio' (fol. 11) and 'expliciunt capitula sancti evangelii secundum lohannem' (fol. 163). Neumes saec. X seen in the Lesson for Easter Sunday (fol. 107). Various names added saec. X on blank pages (foll. 204v, 205v) . On numerous pages are extensive entries saec. XII–XIII written with the dry stylus.


☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 57. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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