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Volume / Number: 7 / 887

CLA 887
  • Innsbruck Austria Landesmuseum FB 32.141
  • Lucerne Switzerland Stiftsarchiv St. Leodegar 96
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in a Swiss centre under Burgundian influence, to judge by the script. Used for binding a register of revenues of the Church of Root near Lucerne.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67030
Support Parchment
Contents Vita S Apri; Vita S Eugeniae (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is roundish pre-Caroline minuscule recalling Burgundian types: open a is the rule, with minuscule a confined to line-ends; has its cross-stroke looped to the left and its shaft mostly dipping below the line; numerous ligatures: ri, ta, te, ti (for both hard and soft ti). S1 p. 355 adds a description of the Innsbruck manuscript: Written in the same calligraphic style as the Lucerne fragment, but by a different hand. Script is a roundish pre-Caroline minuscule, with ascenders mostly leaning slightly to the left and descenders very long: N appears in a medial position; ligatures are frequent and include an, ec, ep, eri, ron; cursive ti-ligature used for the soft sound. Small contemporary corrections (by the scribe?). Written probably in a Swiss centre under Burgundian influence. The fragment has now been separated from MS Dip. 973, a collection of leaves formed by Anton Roschmann (1694–1760).

Last modified 30 June 2017