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Volume / Number: 7 / 842

CLA 842
  • Basel Switzerland Universitätsbibliothek Lat. F III 15 a (foll. 1–23)
  • Copenhagen Denmark Royal Library Fragmenter 19.VII
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a Continental centre with Anglo-Saxon tradition, most likely at Fulda (see Basel MS F III 15 f, CLA 7.848). The name 'RATGARI' (or 'RATGART') written with stylus on the primitive leather cover of the manuscript may refer to the abbot of Fulda (802–817). The Fulda shelf-mark 'VIII or.7' (saec. XV) is seen on the front cover. Acquired by Remigius Faesch (†1667), professor at Basel, ca. 1630.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66981
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, De Natura Rerum; etc.
Script Commentary

Script is a pointed and upright Anglo-Saxon minuscule: a is regularly closed; both d and are used; r and have long descenders; both branches of y curve to the right; the oblique shaft of z thrusts boldly below the line. Entries by several almost contemporary hands in Anglo-Saxon minuscule contain prescriptions, charms, and the oldest Fulda library inventory (foll. 17–18). The runic occurs several times in the vernacular prescription on fol. 17.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 271. ☛R. Bergmann Verzeichnis der Glossenhandschriften 29. ☛B. van Regenmorter, 'La reliure souple des manuscrits carolingiens de Fulda' Scriptorium 11 (1957) 249–257.

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