Script: Copied by one hand writing Carolingian script. “Cap. XV” in art. 1 is written in Uncialis in red ink, and the opening letter V, in the same colour, is a 2-line initial. In art. 2 all the opening capitals (D, Q, S or U) are said to be likewise red, but their colour is hardly distinguishable from the colour of the text. The fragment was perhaps the final leaf of a codex, which would explain the smudges and offsets visible on the verso.
Manuscript on parchment (single leaf) of 1) Last article of an unrecorded Capitulary, probably from the beginning of the reign of emperor Louis the Pious (814-840). 2) Capitula adhuc conferenda, i.e. Memorandum for a Capitulary, ca. 819 (?). This is a list of 18 questions to be discussed in view of a planned new Capitulary.
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Beinecke MS 808
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Capitulary; Memorandum for a Capitulary of Louis the Pious. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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