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CLA 540
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 2034
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in North-east France, as the script suggests. Later the MS belonged to St Martial at Limoges; the autograph notes of the well-known Bernard Itier (saec. XII–XIII) are seen on foll. 2v, 3, 161, and 163.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66669
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Enchiridion, Hypomnesticon contra Pelagianos; Caesarius Arelatensis, Contra eos qui dicunt quare aliis det Deus gratiam, aliis non det; Vigilius Tapsensis, De unitate Trinitatis; Miracula in imagine Veronicae (fragm.); De amicis; Augustinus, Tractatus in Evangelium Johannis.
Script Commentary

Script, mainly by one hand, is a bold, stately pre-Caroline minuscule, still retaining numerous ligatures: a in the uncial form is still the exception; the shaft of b often has a break at the foot and has here and there the tag as in the a-b type; the shaft of h leans slightly to the left; the cross-stroke of final t is a downward flourish; ligatures with c are frequent and noteworthy for their form. A peculiar, elongated form of Z with a horizontal tag on the right side of the oblique is seen on the almost contemporary foll. 157v–160—a form found in some MSS from North-east France. Contemporary marginalia in rather cursive minuscule, mixed with Notae Tironianae, occur passim (foll. 10, 12v); some are saec. IX.


Index Tironianorum.

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