|Date||V–VI (401 - 600)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Origin probably Italy. The manuscript was in the cathedral of Chartres by the eleventh century, when the reliquary of the Virgin’s shirt was made and closed. When it was opened in 1712, the volume was found inside (see the eighteenth-century entry on the paper frontispiece). Brought to the Bibliothèque Nationale by Dom Poirier in 1793 where it was first numbered Suppl. Lat. 713 (see front fly-leaf).
|TM Number||TM 66731|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus latina, Io).|
Script is an elegant small uncial of the older type: the bow of uncial A is pointed; the eye of uncial E is open; the tail of G is longish; uncial M is broad, P and T narrow; S often rises above the line; the crotch of Y is on the line, the stem below. Foll. 1–4, 64, and 114v were retraced by a later hand. Foll. 192 and 195, forming a bifolium, may be a somewhat later restoration; the scribe uses open uncial E with low tongue and a mere stroke for omitted M and N. Hardly legible marginalia in slightly later half-uncial. The ink has eaten through the parchment on many pages. On fol. 1, partly corroded by the ink, stands the uncial inscription: ‘IN ꝺEI NO(MINE) (MAU)RINUS HACSE INꝺ1GNUS PRE(S)BITER ORA PRO ME...’ (with instances of uncial E, A, H, and M).
|Last modified||31 July 2017|