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CLA 542
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 2206
Script Uncial
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written in France, to judge by the script. Must have been at Lyon or vicinity by the ninth century, to judge by traces of Florus Diaconus. Belonged to Baluze, in whose collection it had the number 331; it later had the number 4058.4 in the Royal collection (see fol. 2).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66671
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Iob (23.1–27.46).
Script Commentary

Script is rather crude uncial, by several hands: the bow of uncial A often hangs above the base-line; the lower bow of B protrudes; the second upright of N is often spike-like; T has a loop to the left and a small base-line, it occurs suprascript at line ends; Y is v-shaped and occasionally dotted (foll. 53, 96)—here and there the left branch is lower than the right; Z has a curious form and is somewhat top-heavy. Corrections mostly in uncial or half-uncial and some in ninth-century Caroline (foll. 90, 92v). A later reader (saec. IX) marked off passages of interest by means of ⎡ and ⎤in text and left margin, the first at the beginning, the second at the end of the passage—a method recalling that of Florus.

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