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Volume / Number: 7 / 922

CLA 922
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 213 [palimpsest new]
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at St Gall, and, in the opinion of Dr Bruckner, by Liutfrit, who wrote several St Gall charters from 754 to 757.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67066
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Dialogi; Ps- Augustinus, Sermones; Etc.
Script Commentary

Script is a small, distinct pre-Caroline minuscule considered typical of Breisgau, and for the most part probably in the hand of Liutfrit, the scribe of several St Gall charters (e.g., the charter of 754): open a is the rule; the head of g is closed; i-longa is frequent initially; majuscule N occurs here and there at the beginning of words; the top of forms a loop to the left; the ro ligature is noteworthy, as it ends in a dot above the o; ti ligature is used for hard ti; the script on part of p. 173 is in manifest imitation of Insular majuscule, even to the wedge-shaped ascenders. Probationes pennae in eighth century uncial and minuscule are seen on p. 114 and 178.

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