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CLA 536
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 1820
Script Early Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Tours, in the same scriptorium as Paris Lat. 1572 (CLA 5.530), with which it agrees in format, number of lines, and general make-up. The manuscript belonged to St Mesmin of Micy as early as the ninth century: 'LIBER SCI MAXINI (sic) MICIACENS' stands on fol. 2 in a ninth-century uncial hand; similar ex-libris in Rustic capitals running along the upper, lower, and lateral margins are seen on many openings, and especially at the beginning and end of quires. At the top of fol. 1 is the ninth-century entry: 'Liber Sancti maximini relectus a petro abbate': Peter was abbot from 840–59 and was probably responsible for supplying, if not actually for writing, foll. 9–13, 109, 221. The manuscript belonged to Dupuy (according to Melot, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum bibliothecae regiae 3, p. 198). Later Regius 3990 (see fol. 1).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66665
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, In Ieremiam.
Script Commentary

Script is an early minuscule with many cursive elements written by several expert rapid hands, using the open and closed a as well as uncial a, i-longa initially and when semivocal, two forms of n, mostly N; y is short and at times dotted; frequent ligatures of ti and te; occasionally the Insular ligatures for mi and ni. Notae Tironianae passim.


Index Tironianorum.

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