Skip to content

Volume / Number: 6 / 751

CLA 751
  • Colmar France Bibliothèque Municipale 39
Script German Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The script suggests a centre in Alsatia or in the Lake Constance region. The manuscript came from Murbach, its mention is found in the ninth-century Murbach catalogue.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66921
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, De Ortu et Obitu Patrum; Ps- Isidorus, De Numeris.
Script Commentary

Script is early German minuscule by several hands, mainly of two types; in the first part open a occurs only rarely, and ligatures are used, e.g. ent, mi, ni, NT; the script from fol. 126 on is more round: open a is frequent; tall broken-backed c occurs; the ti ligature is used for both the hard and soft ti; the ligature nt occurs even in mid-word. An unexplained word in Greek letters 'MHΛΛΦΛCT.H' occurs at the end of De Numeris. The Nota Tironiana for 'amen', in a contemporary addition, is seen on fol. 37.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 953. ☛Index Tironianorum.

Last modified 01 May 2019