Plain or slightly decorated capitals and initials, in red or rarely in red and brown.
Inscriptions and marks:
On folio Ar, on upper half, there is an enframed inscription, in brown: "Documentos sobre presentacion del benefício de belesar". Belesar is a small village in the Pontevedra province, 3 miles from Baiona (see "Fragmento 12").
The Aquitanian notation is of an Iberian variety. The responsory "Gregem tuum domine", with the verse "Et ne nocturnis", on folio Av, seems to be circumscribed to the Hispano-Visigothic rite (see Pinell, "Una exhortación...", below). The second verse for the same responsory uses a particular version of the lesser doxology ("Gloria et honor patri..."), pointing as well to the Hispano-Visigothic rite (see Bingham, "Origines...", below). The fragments ("Fragmentos") 1, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21 and 22, held in the Archivo Capitular de la Catedral de Tui, belonged originally to one and the same Antiphoner. They previously served as covers or binding material for a register book (see "Inscriptions and marks" above, where the inscriptions identify the book).
Bingham, Joseph, Origines Ecclesiasticae; or, the Antiquities of the Christian Church, and other works, Vol. IV, London, 1840; Pinell, Dom Jorge M., monje de Montserrat, "Una exhortación diaconal en el antiguo Rito hispánico: La 'Supplicatio'", Analecta Sacra Tarraconensia, XXXVI, 1 (1963), 3-25.
Submitted by Diogo Alte da Veiga — Fri, 2016-09-16 17:23