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Volume / Number: 7 / 849

CLA 849
  • Basel Switzerland Universitätsbibliothek Lat. F III 15 I
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre, probably on the Continent. The manuscript opens with the formula: 'In nomine dei uiui’, found elsewhere only in the Irish Orosius, Milan Ambros. D. 23 Sup. (CLA 3.328), which suggests that the exemplar may have been Irish. Later at Fulda; the Fulda shelf-mark 'VIII or.8.' (saec. XV) stands on the front cover of the ancient binding. Was acquired by Remigius Faesch (†1667), professor at Basel, ca. 1630.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66988
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Contents Isidorus, Differentiae; Gennadius, De Ecclesiasticis Dogmatibus.
Script Commentary

Script begins on fol. 1 with 1½ and on fol. 15 with 2 lines of stately roundish Insular majuscule. Script is Anglo-Saxon minuscule of a very angular type: the down strokes resemble pointed claws; d has the compressed uncial form; r is short and resembles n. Corrections (saec. IX) by a more cursive Anglo-Saxon hand (foll. 16, l6v). The German gloss in Anglo-Saxon letters (saec. VIII) and partly in cipher: 'Ᵹkrkdf', i.e. 'giride', is seen on fol. 14r two lines from the bottom.


☛Bischoff, MAS 1, p. 183f.

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