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Volume / Number: 7 / 873

CLA 873
  • Einsiedeln Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 157 (372)
Script Rhaetian Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written apparently in some Swiss scriptorium, to judge by the script. Was already at Einsiedeln by the fourteenth century, as may be seen from the familiar 'maniculae' drawn in the margins (e.g. on p. 216) in the hand of the Einsiedeln librarian Heinrich von Ligerz.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67017
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Ezechielem.
Script Commentary

Script is a good, rather compact roundish variety of the Rhaetian type, recalling in some respects parts of Zürich, Rh. 92 (CLA 7.1020): open a far more frequent than minuscule a; the top stroke of h often bends to the left; r often goes below the line; the cross-stroke of is often looped to the left; the tall, German form of z occurs; noteworthy are the ligatures mi, ni, nt (often in mid-word), te, ti (for hard and soft ti), and tu. Uncial is used for no special reason on the entire p. 214 and on p. 204 lines 1–11, 206 lines 1–13 . The original text breaks off on p. 290 and is continued by a tenth-century hand.


☛Bischoff, Katalog no. 1109.

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