|Date||IX in (800 - 816)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in France in some centre of the Tours region, as script and decoration suggest. The precise date is fixed by the list of popes on foll. 6v–7; the last name by the original hand is that of Hadrian (†795), the name of Pope Leo (†816) is a later addition and the length of his pontificate is not given. Belonged to the Abbey of St Maur near Paris: on fol. 1v is the fourteenth-century ex-libris: 'Iste liber est sancti Petri Fossaten'. Later the property of the tutor of Louis XIII, Nicolas Lefevre, who presented it to de Thou: 'fuit Nicolai Fabri' (fol. 1) and on the same page but almost entirely erased: 'Iac. Aug. Thuani'. Was number 1868 in the Colbert collection, and 3887.9.9 in the Royal collection (fol. 1).
|TM Number||TM 66657|
|Contents||Canones (Collectio S Mauri).|
Script is Caroline minuscule with two forms of a; the bow of g is mostly closed; y is short and dotted; the form of capital Z with a dot on either side of the oblique is seen in several Tours MSS; the titles in uncial show frequent use of capital Q and an over-sized S. The Nota Tironiana on foll. 52v, 60v, 68v, 76v read 'Jacob', which is probably the name of the scribe. The Paris manuscript is a direct copy of MS Hague Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum 9 of the year 800, a date attested by the lost colophon.
|Last modified||06 September 2018|