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CLA 552
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 2843 A
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in France, and probably in a centre not remote from the area in which the ab type flourished. The manuscript was later at St Martial of Limoges: the notes on fol. 102v are in the familiar hand of Bernard Itier (saec. XIII in.). The shelf-mark 'CXXXI' on fol. 2 has been cancelled and next to it stands 'Lemovic' 157. In the Royal collection it bore the number 4536² (see fol. 2).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66682
Support Parchment
Contents Defensor Locociagensis, Liber Scintillarum.
Script Commentary

Script is a later type of pre-Caroline minuscule with numerous ligatures: here and there b has a small horizontal tag as in the Corbie a-b type; the round back of c and e often show a slight protuberance; uncial N is not infrequent; the cross stroke of rises obliquely to the right; sickle-shaped u occurs, suprascript and on the line; z recalls the foolscap form of the a-z type (fol. 75); ligatures of fi, te, ti, tr, tu are frequent; the ligatures lt and nt occur even in mid-word; the two sounds of ti are not distinguished.

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