Skip to content

Volume / Number: 7 / 908

CLA 908
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 120
Script Alemannic Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written no doubt at St Gall, to judge from the script. The thirteenth-century ex-libris 'Iste lib ē de sco gallo' is seen on p. 2.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67052
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, In Danielem.
Script Commentary

Script, by several scribes, is a roundish minuscule of the Alemannic type: open a is still more frequent than a; the shaft of h sometimes curves; z is tall and the two horizontals are sometimes cup-shaped; ligatures include nt (even in mid~word) and ti (for hard ti); in the uncial the bow of A is a high flat oval; the foot of L and the cross-stroke of T have forked finials. The 'exegetical fragment' entered on p. 228–230 at the end of the manuscript is merely a repetition of the text contained on p. 8–11. Corrections and transliteration (saec. IX–X) of Greek words are frequent. A few verses from Sedulius' Carmen paschale are entered (saec. X–XI) on p. 1.

Facsimile URL
Last modified 02 May 2019