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Volume / Number: 7 / 940

CLA 940
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 548
Script Alemannic Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless at St Gall, as script shows.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67084
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Contents Passiones et Vitae Sanctorum.
Script Commentary

Script is minuscule mainly of the late Alemannic type, by several scribes, one of whom, according to Dr A. Bruckner, may be the Waldo whose script is known from St Gall charters: both open a and a are used, also the suprascript form; u is occasionally a suprascript flourish and resembles a long S when in ligature with i; the hand on p. 67–75 approaches the Rhaetian type; ligatures are numerous: nt occurs often in mid-word, ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti. A table of contents by two hands, saec. IX², stands on p. 3, originally left blank. Many corrections, saec. IX.


☛Written by Abbot Waldo (John 1995).

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