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CLA 601
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10487
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10616
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless at Verona by an expert scribe of the time of Egino, Bishop of Verona between 796 and 799, who died at Reichenau in 802: the script shows close resemblance to other manuscripts written during his reign. In the eighteenth century the entire manuscript apparently belonged to Dupré de Geneste, 'Secrétaire Perpétuel de 1'Académic Royale des Sciences et Arts de Metz' whose ex-libris is seen on the inside of the front cover of Lat. 10457. The manuscripts were first catalogued in the Bibliothèque Nationale as Suppl. Lat. 248 (Lat. 10616) and 249 (Lat. 10457).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66768
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Commemoratio Geneseos, Liber de Natura Rerum, Quaestiones in Novum Testamentum.
Script Commentary

Script is a beautiful Caroline minuscule of the same type as the Codex Eginonis (Berlin, Phill. 1676), Karlsruhe Aug. II, III, IV and St Gall 110 (p. 275 ff.): d has both the uncial and minuscule form, f is half-uncial, g has a characteristic flat and longish top-stroke, occasionally the uncial form is used; ligatures are mostly confined to line-ends; oꝛ ligature occurs here and there even in mid-word. Verses in ninth-century minuscule are seen on fol. 1 of Lat. 10457.

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