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Library Place Le Mans
Library Name BM
Shelfmark MS 260
Folio Range Whole MS (167 fols)
Date IX 1/2
  • Northern Francia (probably)
  • North-Western Francia (?)
  • Le Mans (?)

Abbey of Saint-Pierre de la Couture (Le Mans)

  • Augustine, Tractates on John's Gospel (incomplete)
  • Augustine, Homilies on John's Gospel.
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

Deuffic's inclusion of this MS in his PMSB (p. 299) depends on an unpublished list of MSS prepared by Léon Fleuriot (cf. PMSB 290). However, I am not aware of any explicit evidence indicating that this MS was written in Brittany, and I do not know why Fleuriot included it in his list. There are different views on the origin of this MS: Bischoff (Kat. §2293) merely attributed it to 'Nördliches Frankreich (?)', while Samaran and Marichal (CMD VII, 476) tentatively suggested that it may have been written at the abbey of Saint-Pierre de la Couture, at Le Mans. A colophon at fol. 128r gives us the name of one of the scribes, Iohannes, but this does not bring us any closer to an answer.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog 2293
Essential bibliography

CCfr; CGM 20: 186–7; CMD VII, 476; Initiale; PMSB 299 (§35).

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Last Updated 2021-06-08 08:53:30
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #65
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