|Date||VI (501 - 600)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written doubtless in France, probably in Burgundy. Seen by Guillaume Paradin in the Cathedral of Lyon in 1573. The first 14 folios and the fragments constituting MS Lat. 8914 were the property of de Thou (†1617). They entered the Royal Library before 1731, where they were first catalogued as Suppl. Lat. 668. Fol. 15 was discovered in Paris Lat. 11859 from St Germain des Prés, which had been bought at Lyon for Séguier in 1626.
|TM Number||TM 59331|
|Contents||Avitus Viennensis, Epistulae et Homiliae (fragm.).|
Script is a bold, rapid cursive minuscule of an unmistakably Merovingian type: c rises above other letters; the stem of l buckles to the left near the base-line; n occasionally has the majuscule form; y is v-shaped and undotted; the bows of d and q in ligature are open; the ti in ligature has a characteristic form; suprascript a in ligature is frequent; the sideways open a also occurs; the form of the ex ligature becomes characteristic of Merovingian charters. Sixteenth-century interlinear additions passim; the name 'choisnyn' saec. XVI is seen on fol. 8.
☛P. Gasnault, 'Fragment retrouvé du manuscrit sur papyrus des homélies de saint Avit' Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 138 (1994) 315–23. ☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 24.
|Last modified||13 November 2017|