|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).
|TM Number||TM 66682|
|Contents||Defensor Locociagensis, Liber Scintillarum.|
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 ꞇ 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.
|Last modified||01 May 2019|