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Volume / Number: 5 / 616

CLA 616
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 11947
Script Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a centre of high calligraphic standards, probably in Italy. The psalter was at St Germain in 1269, since it is entered in an inventory of that year. According to an ancient tradition of the abbey, the volume had been used by St Germain himself (496–576) which is palaeographically possible. Later formed part of the abbey library where it bore first numbers 17.2, 780, and later 661 (fol. Cv). Came to the Bibliothèque Nationale during the Revolution.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66783
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina, Ps 1–151).
Script Commentary

Script is a stately roundish uncial, not of the oldest type, with markedly forked finials and virtually no ascenders; the bow of uncial A is very pointed; the right branch of Y curves downward at the top. αλεφ in Greek letters occurs on fol. 235v.


De re diplomatica, p. 356 and pl. VII. 1; Nouveau Traité, III, p. 163–4 and pl. XLIII. 5. 1. ☛Codex purpureus. ☛Gamber, CLLA 1601.

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