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Volume / Number: 7 / 899

CLA 899
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  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 44 (p. 1–184)
Script Alemannic Minuscule
Date VIII² (760-781) (760 - 781)
Origin and Provenance

Written for St Gall, presumably in the monastery itself, at the order of John II, Bishop of Constance (760–81), who was also abbot of St Gall and Reichenau (see the inscription on p. 183). Our volume probably continues the set of the Prophets begun in St Gall MS 40 (see CLA 7.898) with which it agrees in size and script.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67043
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Contents Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae maiores & Prophetae minores (Vulgata, Ez, Os, Ioel, Am, Abd, Ion, Mi, Na, Hab, So, Agg, Za, Mal, Dn).
Script Commentary

Script is a pre-Caroline minuscule of the roundish Alemannic type, by several hands: open a is more frequent than a; z is tall; ligatures include fe, fi, fio, mt, nt (often in mid-word), ti ligature (for hard and soft ti); the characteristic letter in the uncial is N with the long first stroke and the oblique extending beyond the second upright. Somewhat cursive minuscule is seen on last line of p. 107. Numerous corrections saec. VIII and IX. Probationes pennae and neumes occur on pp. 181–4.

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