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Volume / Number: 7 / 905

CLA 905
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 108
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written possibly in Western Switzerland or Northern Italy, apparently in the same region, if not in the same centre, which produced St Gall 227, Isidorus (CLA 7.930), Paris Lat. 653, Pelagius, Paris Lat. 9451, Lectionary (CLA 5.527 and 580), Vienna 1616, Sermones, and Wolfenb├╝ttel Helmst. 513, Lex Alamannorum. The manuscript is first mentioned in connection with St Gall in the catalogue of 1461.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67049
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Contents 'Sermo S Ysidori de Fine Mundi'; Ps- Hieronymus, Commentarius in Psalmos; etc
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is a pre-Caroline minuscule of a distinct type: the characteristic letter is r with its shoulder turned firmly up; open a is the rule; the squashed g used by some hands recalls some French pre-Caroline types; i-longa occurs initially here and there; the ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti; the hand seen on p. 335 and 368 represents an earlier stage of the type, a stage which predominates in Vienna MS 1616.

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