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Volume / Number: 7 / 910

CLA 910
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 126
Script Alemannic Minuscule and Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written no doubt at St Gall, to judge by the script and initials. The presence there of an Anglo-Saxon scribe, or one familiar with Anglo-Saxon script, is noteworthy.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67054
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Contents Hieronymus, Commentarii in Matthaeum.
Script Commentary

Script of the main part, by several scribes, is the broad roundish minuscule of the Alemannic type: two forms of a are used, the open prevailing; z is strikingly tall; the nt-ligature occurs often in mid-word; an Anglo-Saxon scribe showing the effect of long residence on the Continent wrote side by side with his Alemannic confrères, starting in the middle of a sentence (see p. 244–305, 345–396). Corrections by contemporary and later hands; probationes pennae saec. VIII–IX occur on p. 3–7, 397–9, originally left blank. An Old High German gloss 'stalo' over 'armariolum' on p. 279. Neumes, saec. XI, on p. 3, 399.

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