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Volume / Number: 7 / 900

CLA 900
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 1398 a (p. 1–8)
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 242 (p. 269–272)
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 46 (p. 1–2)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in a Swiss centre under Italian influence, perhaps in the same region which produced MSS Einsiedeln 369, foll. 1–2 and Schaffhausen, Ministerialbibliothek 80 + Zürich, Antiquarische Gesellschaft 19, No. XLII, fol. 67 (p. 127) (CLA 7.881, 1003). The manuscript was dismembered at St Gall, probably by the thirteenth century, to judge from the two St Gall pressmarks, saec. XIII and XV, seen at the top of p. 1 of MS 46.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67044
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Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, 1 Sm 15.34–18.10, 19.5–24, 28.13–30.20, 4 Rg 14.22–15.12).
Script Commentary

Script is an Italianate type of pre-Caroline minuscule, by more than one hand: a has various forms; c is often tall and broken-backed; uncial is frequent; one hand uses the flat-topped g; i-longa is used according to rule; the shoulder of r occasionally extends over the following letter; y resembles a dotted ; ligatures are frequent: ti ligature occurs for hard and soft ti.

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