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Volume / Number: 7 / 936

CLA 936
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 348
Script Rhaetian Minuscule
Date VIII ex–IX in (796–824) (796 - 824)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an important Rhaetian scriptorium, and most probably at Chur. The name of a Bishop Remedius is entered in the commemoration of the living in a contemporary addition in red uncial at the bottom of p. 368: 'MEMENTO DNE FAMULI TUI REMEDII EPI ET . . .'. This commemoration, of which the last three words seem to show another ductus, refers no doubt to the Bishop Remedius who, although his exact dates are unknown, was certainly bishop of Chur in the year 800. The manuscript was at St Gall as early as the second half of the ninth century, as corrections and annotations show.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67080
Support Parchment
Contents Sacramentarium Gelasianum.
Script Commentary

Script is a well-formed typical Rhaetian minuscule in which a and t resemble Beneventan and Visigothic open a and at ligature; the Caroline form of a occurs only here and there; the shaft of h occasionally leans to the left and ends in a curve; the ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti; the form of uncial N in titles is noteworthy. The manuscript was corrected throughout in the second half of the ninth century by a St Gall scholar, probably by Abbot Hartmut himself. Neumes were added over some prayers.


☛Gamber, CLLA 830. ☛Corpus Orationum I (CCSL 160) p. liii [348] descr. ☛CLA date altered from c. 800, cf. Corpus Orationum III (CCSL 160 B), p. xliii).

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