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CLA 537
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 1853
Script Pre-Caroline and Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written, it would seem, in the Netherlands, to judge by the resemblance to Paris Lat. 12598 (CLA 5.644a) and as script and abbreviation marks suggest, and copied apparently from an Insular exemplar to judge by certain abbreviation symbols. Belonged to de Thou: 'Iac. Aug. Thuani’ (fol. 1), who probably obtained it from the Jesuit library at Paris. Was No. 2065 in the Colbert collection and No. 3990.3.3 in the Royal collection (see fol. 1).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66666
Support Parchment
Contents Pelagius, In Epistulas Pauli.
Script Commentary

Script in the first part, by several somewhat similar hands, is of a peculiar pre-Caroline type recalling Paris Lat. 12598 (CLA 5.644a), with open a the rule and a the exception; f has the half-uncial form; the shaft of h often leans to the left; uncial N occurs passim; has a loop to the left of the stem; sickle-shaped u and the nt ligature occur even in mid-word; y is dotted; z occasionally goes below the line; in the Caroline hand, which seems a later stage, a is the rule, open a the exception; both and d are used; the ligature nt occurs in mid-word.

Last modified 26 June 2017