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CLA 568
  • Bern Switzerland Burgerbibliothek 207
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 7520 (foll. 1–24)
Script Mixed Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (c. 797) (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in the Fleury area, possibly at Fleury itself. The date is fixed by paschal tables. Part of the manuscript was copied at Fleury in the early ninth century, the copy is now Leiden Voss. Lat. Q. 86. A Fleury ex-libris saec. IX–X is seen on fol. 141 of the Bern portion. The complete manuscript belonged to Pierre Daniel (1530–1603), the Bern portion to Jacques Bongars (1554–1612), who bequeathed it to the city of Bern. The miscellany containing the Paris portion was No. 3655 in the Colbert collection and No. 5491.5 in the Royal Library.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66699
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Contents Corpus Grammaticorum: Donatus, Asper, Sergius, Iulianus Toletanus; Probus, De Ultimis Syllabis; Alcuinus, De Grammatica; Beda, De Schematibus et Tropis; Isidorus, Etymologiae (1); etc.
Script Commentary

Script is a curious type of mixed minuscule, found also in Paris Lat. 9332 + Bern A. 91 (7) (CLA 7.855) and Wolfenbüttel, Helmst. 455 (fly-leaf) (CLA 9.1380): open a predominates; g resembles the Insular form and is s-shaped in ligature: suprascript u is frequent in final syllables; many ligatures recall Insular forms. Notae Tironianae occur.


☛Mostert, Fleury, BF1112. ☛Index Tironianorum. ☛Handlist of Breton Manuscripts.

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