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Volume / Number: 5 / 527

CLA 527
Shelfmarks
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 653
Script Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in the same North Italian or Swiss centre as Paris Lat. 9451 (CLA 5.580), and Wolfenbüttel, 513 Helmst. (Lex Alamannorum), to judge from script, abbreviations, and ornamentation. The binding bears the arms of Henry II (†1559). Former press-marks: Rigault DLXXXVIII, Dupuy 628, and Regius 3939 (see foll. 1-2).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66656
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Contents Pelagius, In Epistulas Pauli (Hbr 1.1–4.3 partim Vetus Latina).
Script Commentary

Script is an early minuscule with several cursive elements by at least two hands: a resembles contiguous oc; i-longa is used initially, even in 'illa', and for the semivocal sound; i after c is small and almost subscript; r with the shoulder rising above the following letter as in the minuscule leaves of Paris Lat. 9451, and Verona 42 (CLA 5.580, 4.512); y goes below the line; ascenders are tall and heavy; ligature ri is not infrequent; the ti ligature is used for soft ti; on fol. 1 are verses addressed to a prince (Charlemagne, according to Dümmler).

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