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CLA 548
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 2739 [palimpsest new]
Script Luxeuil Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the region where the ‘Luxeuil’ type flourished. Belonged later to Étienne Baluze (†1718), in whose collection it was numbered 369 (see fol. 1); later numbered 4990.3 in the Royal collection.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66678
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Contents Gregorius Magnus, Opus incertum? (in Ezechielem); Leo Magnus, Opus incertum (tomus ad Flavianum); Ambrosius, Opus incertum? (commentarius in Lucam); Hieronymus, Opus incertum? (in Isaiam); Augustinus, Sermones (369).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert, rapid pre-Caroline French minuscule akin to the type known as ‘Luxeuil’: is uncial except when in ligature with the preceding letter, when it is minuscule; i-longa is used initially and in semi-vocal position; uncial N occurs; in initial position and in uncial headings u is v-shaped and crossed at the bottom; d and q have open bows when in ligature with the preceding letter; the ti ligature occurs for both soft and hard sound; omitted u in ligature after q is a suprascript wavy line; y is short and resembles minuscule s (ꞅ). In the uncial titles Q and V have the capital form regularly, D now and then; the tail of uncial G turns slightly to the right. A group of carelessly written Notae Tironianae on fol. 6v.


☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 11, dates to the first third of the eighth century. ☛Ganz, Luxeuil: at least 3 scribes. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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