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Volume / Number: 7 / 915

CLA 915
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 193 [palimpsest new]
Script Rhaetian and Alemannic Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some Rhaetian or possibly Alemannic centre where scribes of different training collaborated, and manifestly in the scriptorium which produced the Vita S Lucii (CLA 7.943), since both manuscripts make use of parchment from the same half-uncial copy of the Prophets (see next item).

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67059
Support Parchment
Contents Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae (1–9, 11); Augustinus, Sermones (epitome); Hieronymus, Sermones (epitome); Maximus Victorinus.
Script Commentary

Script varies in type and is in part a roundish Rhaetian minuscule recalling one of the hands of Zurich Rh. 92 (CLA 7.1020) and in part Alemannic minuscule: open a is much more frequent than a; has two forms; ligatures are frequent, with nt occurring in mid-word and ti ligature used for hard ti. Pages 289 ff. are in a quite different hand, which recalls scripts in several manuscripts from Benedictbeuren in Bavaria (see CLM 4614, CLA 9.1246). Corrections in ninth-century St Gall minuscule.

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Last modified 02 May 2019