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CLA 560
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 4884
Script Mixed Uncial and Half-Uncial
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Northern France, probably in the Corbie area. The same mixed type is found in titles and rubrics of manuscripts in the eN-type and those written for Abbot Maurdramnus of Corbie. Belonged to Cl. Dupuy: on fol. 1 in a sixteenth-century hand is the entry 'Cl. Puteani'. Later Regius MS 4901 (see fol. 1). A seventeenth-century copy of this manuscript saec. XVI–XVII is now MS Hamburg Stadtbibliothek 269.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66690
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Contents Georgius of Amiens, Chronica (Barbarus Scaligeri).
Script Commentary

Script is a curious mixture of uncial and half-uncial elements, a transition from majuscule to minuscule, of a type found in manuscripts of the North of France; there are quires which are in the main uncial (foll. 41–48) and others in the main half-uncial (foll. 33–39v): A frequently has the capital form; the medial stroke of N is usually low; the half-uncial hand writes two forms of D, a flat-topped like an Arabic 3 perched on the base-line, an m with the last bow very roundish, N with the cross-stroke almost horizontal and very low; LL run together; Y is occasionally dotted. On fol. 1 under an erased line which probably revealed the home of the manuscript, stands the title in Caroline minuscule, saec. IX–X, which reads: 'Cronica georgii ambianensis episcopi'; another hand added soon after: 'uel sicut alii dicunt uictoris turonensis episcopi'. Georgius was bishop of Amiens in 798.

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