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CLA 589
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 9550 (foll. 4–86)
Script Uncial
Date VI–VII (580 - 620)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain—a centre such as Lyon is not at all unlikely. The manuscript was certainly there in the ninth century when it was used by Florus Diaconus. Came to the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1804, from the abbey of St Claude (Jura) as stated on fol. 2, and received the number Anc. Fonds 2181, Suppl. Lat. 839 (see fol. 3).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66720
Support Parchment
Contents Eucherius, Formulae spiritales, Libri instructionum, Epistulae, Passio Agaunensium Martyrum.
Script Commentary

Script is a natural but not very old type of uncial by at least two hands: the hand in Eucherius has B and R with the bows not touching the vertical; uncial E with high hasta and closed eye; Y short and branching in two curves near the head-line; Z occasionally rising above the line; in the hand of the Passio the bow of uncial A is pointed and ends in a hair-line; the bow of B touches the vertical; the eye of uncial E is open; P is narrow and hardly goes below the line; the v-shaped fork of Y branches near the head-line. Numerous marginal notes in seventh-century cursive minuscule (see fol. 73). Traces of similar hands and of quarter-uncial resembling the marginalia of Lat. 8907 (CLA 5.572) appear on foll. 86v–92v, where they have been mostly erased to make room for the twelfth-century text, now legible. In the lower margin of fol. 78v, upside down, is a probatio pennae saec. VIII: ‘ragambertus abbas testis subscripsi’. At the bottom of fol. 86 a cursive hand saec. VII–VIII entered the note: ‘fiunt in suma sal libras CCCC de areas monastirii eriense’ (Herio insula i.e. Noirmoutiers in the Vendée). Marginal notes, corrections, and punctuation on nearly every page by Florus Diaconus who flourished at Lyon in the first half of the ninth century (see fol. 37v, et passim). The entry at the top of fol. 32 seems in Notae Tironianae.


Index Tironianorum.

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