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CLA 556
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 4403 A
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in France, probably in the North. Belonged to Claude Dupuy: on fol. 1 appears the entry ‘Claudii Puteani’ in the well-known hand. Another hand wrote in the lower margin of fol. l: ‘1585 contuli’. Later Regius 5185 (see fol. 1).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66686
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, De Legibus; Lex Romana Visigothorum.
Script Commentary

Script in most of the manuscript is in a distinct type of early pre-Caroline minuscule, graceful and expert, written by more than one scribe: N is mostly majuscule; suprascript sickle-shaped u occurs occasionally in final syllables; in the crowded portion (foll. 179–184) the script approaches Merovingian cursive as in MS Lat. 17655, CLA 5.671. The half-uncial lines have the flat-topped 3-shaped ʒ on the baseline as well as uncial G. The opening words of a section are now in uncial, now in half-uncial. The marginal hand in neat contemporary semi-cursive sometimes completes the end of sections (fol. 126v).


☛CLA date (VIII med.) changed to follow CLA 6 p. X. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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