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Volume / Number: 7 / 869

CLA 869
  • Bern Switzerland Burgerbibliothek A 756 / 76
Script Irish Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in a Continental scriptorium with Irish connections. The fragment served as back fly-leaf of Bern MS 47 (Augustinus, saec. XI, of South German or Swiss origin), which may have once belonged to the Strasbourg cathedral, as did many other books acquired by Bongars: the ex-libris 'liber sanctae marie' saec. XII and XIII stand on first and last pages.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67013
Support Parchment
Contents Commentarius in Leviticum.
Script Commentary

Script is a rapid almost cursive Irish minuscule: g has the form of a flat-topped numeral 3; i-longa occurs frequently; u is often a suprascript flourish; ligatures are numerous especially with e and t, also ri, si (like Italian fi), and occasionally st; subscript a and i occur.


☛Script (Anglo-Saxon Minuscule) and origin (a Continental scriptorium with Anglo-Saxon connections) changed to follow S.1741, identified as the same hand. For the contents (not Josephus), see Bischoff, MAS 3 p. 35.

Last modified 29 September 2017