|Date||VIII–IX (780 - 820)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written presumably at Orléans or Fleury for Theodulf, bishop of Orléans before 798 and at the same time abbot of St Aignan, Micy, and Fleury. Was at the Cathedral of Orléans in the eleventh century, as attested by a charter which stands on fol. 346v. Belonged to the Mesmes family in the seventeenth century. First catalogued in the Bibliothèque Nationale after the Revolution as Suppl. Lat. 687. A sister manuscript is the Bible at Le Puy.
|TM Number||TM 66707|
Script is a very careful, regular, tiny Caroline minuscule, smaller still in the Praefationes (foll. 131v, 229, 231v, 235, etc.). The poems at the beginning and end of the MS are in very regular small uncial in which, curiously enough, Q is mostly capital. Variant readings occur in the margins, preceded by a signe de renvoi and abbreviations with ał or ā or s̄.
|Last modified||01 May 2019|