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Volume / Number: 7 / 943

CLA 943
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 567 (p. 134–153) [palimpsest new]
Script Rhaetian Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some Rhaetian centre or possibly by a Rhaetian scribe working in an Alemannic centre, since it was manifestly produced in the same scriptorium as St Gall MS 193 (CLA 7.915). The text of the 'Vita S Lucii' doubtless originates in Chur, the seat of that saint's cult. The manuscript presumably was at St Gall in the ninth century, since a copy of the 'Vita S Lucii' is listed in the extant catalogue of that time.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67087
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Contents Vita S Lucii.
Script Commentary

Script is a typical, though not very calligraphic Rhaetian minuscule: both open a and a are used; uncial occurs here and there; has two forms, the characteristic Rhaetian and the Caroline, with the former often corrected to the Caroline; the nt ligature is used in mid-word. The ABC-verse 'adnexique globum', etc., is scratched in on p. 134 and also entered on p. 135.

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