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Volume / Number: 7 / 883

CLA 883
  • Engelberg Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 59
  • Karlsruhe Germany Badische Landesbibliothek Ettenheim-Münster 462
Script Uncial
Date VI–VII (580 - 620)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Italy, to judge by the script. Used for book-binding purposes apparently in the late fifteenth century. The Karlsruhe fragments strengthened the binding of an incunabulum (Robert Holcot, Super librum Sapientiae, Basel, 1489) from Ettenheim-Münster in the Black Forest. P. Benedict Gottwald acquired a number of printed volumes for Engelberg in 1879 at Offenburg, which is close to Ettenheim-Münster (teste P. Wolfgang Hafner, librarian at Engelberg).

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67027
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Tractatus in Evangelium S Iohannis (75–80, 110, 111, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a natural but not very expert uncial: the bow of A is pointed; the lower bow of B protrudes; the two arcs of M are often nearly closed; the first upright of N descends slightly below the line; the right upper branch of X is unusually long and has a forked finial; similar finials are seen on the hasta of F and other short horizontals.

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