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Volume / Number: 5 / 545a

CLA 545a
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 2630 (foll. 2–7, 9–355)
Script Uncial
Date V–VI (480 - 520)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Italy by a master scribe in a scriptorium maintaining high standards. Was apparently restored at St Denis ca. 800: on fol. 1 at the top is the fourteenth-century entry: 'Iste liber est beati dyon.', and at the bottom, C. ☩ and the fifteenth-century press-mark 'II.XLVII'. Belonged later to J. A. de Thou, who probably obtained it from the Jesuits in Paris (see fol. 1). Bore the number 825 in Colbert's collection and 3982.4 in the Royal collection.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66674
Support Parchment
Contents Hilarius Pictaviensis, De Trinitate, De Synodi.
Script Commentary

Script of extraordinary beauty and regularity, is an uncial of the old type: the bow of uncial A is pointed; uncial E is closed; F, P, uncial Q scarcely go below the base-line; uncial H and L hardly rise above the head-line; both U and V are used in numerals; numerous ligatures occur at line ends, including uncial AE, NT, NS, OS, ONS, US, NM, UBS, UNT. On fol. 355v are probationes pennae in uncial, minuscule, cursive, and Greek, and a contemporary drawing of a man's face; an early eighth-century entry in uncial mixed with minuscule occurs in the lower margin of fol. 73; on fol. 136: 'in xpi nomen auencius diac.', saec. X; on fol. 240v, at the end of a quire, by a hand saec. lX–X: 'noueris lector unum hic quaternionem deesse'. A few Notae Tironianae.


Index Tironianorum.

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