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Volume / Number: 7 / 918

CLA 918
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 194 (p. 1–221) [palimpsest old]
Script Half-Uncial verging on Minuscule
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Spain or Southern France, to judge by the Visigothic form of the abbreviation of 'Israel' and the striking resemblance in script to and practical agreement in size with Vatic. MS Regin. Lat. 1024 (CLA 1.111). The leaves were re-used for writing homilies presumably in some Swiss centre, most likely St Gall.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67062
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Libri sapientales (Vulgata, Prv, Ecl, Ct); Laterculus Notarum (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a not very calligraphic half-uncial of a late type with tall ascenders now club-shaped, now ending in wedges, and recalling Vatic. MS Regin. Lat. 1024 (CLA 1.111): uncial 𐌾 seems the rule; and S occur only here and there; i-longa used initially; the foot of r often curves to the right; the top of T bends down to the left; the or ligature occurs. The Laterculus notarum (p. 143–132, 134–141, 135–140 with p. 142–133 apparently blank) may be by the same hand.


☛Dated VIII¹ in Wood 2017. ☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS m (Prv–Sir).

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