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Volume / Number: 5 / 574

CLA 574
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 8921
Script Corbie a-b Script
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably at Corbie. The manuscript was at Beauvais in the thirteenth century: on fol. 1 and again on fol. 70v stands the ex-libris 'Sci petri belvacensis' in a thirteenth-century hand. The Paris part of the manuscript had the press-mark 'Suppl. 1. 331’ (see fol. 9). The first part belonged to Prosper Tarbé (†1871) of Rheims and was given to the library of Rheims by his daughter in 1891. The Mayor of Rheims ceded it to the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1907 (see note pasted to the front fly-leaf).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66705
Support Parchment
Contents Canones (Collectio Dionysio-Hadriana).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert specimen of the 'Corbie' a-b minuscule with the well-known characteristics of that type (see CLA 5.554): uncial A is used occasionally to save space; there is a tendency to distinguish between the two sounds of ti, the i being longer when ti is sibilant (cf. foll. 33 sqq.). The uncial used for headings is of a definite type: the forms of , G, N, and T are noteworthy. Two additions (foll. 26, 56v) are in early Caroline saec. VIII–IX; marginal glosses are saec. X.


☛ Formerly Rheims, Bibliothèque Municipale 2102.

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