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Volume / Number: 7 / 901

CLA 901
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 51 [palimpsest new]
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Ireland. The manuscript is not mentioned in the St Gall list of 'Libri Scottice scripti' drawn up in the middle of the ninth century. The entry ‘lib ᷤ sci galli' (saec. XIII) stands on p. 1.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67045
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mc, Mt, Lc, Io partim).
Script Commentary

Script is an angular somewhat compressed Irish majuscule with d ꝺ, n, R r, S ꞅ (with d, R, S more frequent); and at the beginning of lines have their horizontals often descending in a flourish to the left; ligatures, chiefly at line-end, include em with the m lying on its side, mo, tio, ut. Corrections and probationes pennae (p. 1, 268) in Caroline minuscule saec. IX; some are scratched in with a stylus.


☛Gamber, CLLA 147.

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