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CLA 595
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10399 (foll. 42–43)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England or in a Continental centre with Anglo-Saxon connections, such as Echternach. The leaves were taken from the binding of an Echternach MS: on fol. 42 is the twelfth-century ex-libris, written vertically between columns: 'Codex sancti Willibrordi Epternacensis Ecclesie patroni'. On fol. 42v is an Echternach press-mark and a title in the well-known fifteenth-century Echternach librarian's hand. First catalogued at the Bibliothèque Nationale as Suppl. Lat. 1894.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66726
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, In Evangelium S Iohannis (abbreviatio).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert rapid minuscule with many ligatures: noteworthy is the form of e with the lower bow reversed found in several MSS from Echternach (Paris Lat. 9527 and 9538: see CLA 5.584 and 588); the top of often hovers above and extends beyond the succeeding letters; initial T resembles Z; z has a very bizarre form; ligatures of ti (with the top of t and the i written in one stroke), and tio, with subscript o, occur.


☛Formerly Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale Suppl. Lat. 1894 (foll. 42–43).

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