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CLA 538
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 1959
Script Pre-Caroline and Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written apparently in North France in some community under Anglo-Saxon influence. It was No. 50 in the Bigot collection.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66667
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Tractatus in Evangelium Iohannis.
Script Commentary

Script shows pre-Caroline and early Caroline types of minuscule by several scribes who apparently worked on separate quires at the same time (cf., e.g., foll. 45v, 57v): a and g have two forms: open a and a, g and ; i-longa occurs here and there, even mid-word (cuIus); the nt ligature occurs in mid-word; ti ligature is mostly used for the hard sound of ti. Cursive is seen on the last line of fol. 183v. Small corrections by a contemporary Insular hand on several pages (fol. 2v). Tironian Nota for 'hic' occasionally in the margin (fol. 38v). Later corrections and notes by various hands saec. IX and X; a verse from the Gospel in Greek was added on fol. 225.


Index Tironianorum.

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