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Volume / Number: 7 / 853

CLA 853
  • Basel Switzerland Universitätsbibliothek O IV 17
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a German centre under Anglo-Saxon influence, possibly at Fulda with which its later history is connected. The text of Sedulius in this manuscript is in the Irish tradition. Came into the possession of Remigius Faesch, professor at Basel (†1667).

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66992
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Contents Sulpicius Severus, Epistulae (3, fragm.), etc.; Sedulius, Carmen Paschale.
Script Commentary

Script is pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule of a distinct type used in some German centres with Anglo-Saxon traditions: a and d have two forms; has a characteristic form with a protruding, pointed chest; the ae ligature resembles ce; the bows of b and occasionally touch a following bow (as in the later Middle Ages). Corrections by an eleventh-century hand.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 328.

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