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Volume / Number: 7 / 967a

CLA 967a
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 912 (p. 1–188, 191–224, 227–320) [palimpsest new]
Script Uncial
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written no doubt in North Italy, manifestly in a centre where many ancient texts existed. Was already in some Swiss centre by saec. VIII–IX, to judge by the restorations of that date (see next item).

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67111
Support Parchment
Contents Glossarium 'Abba, Abavus'.
Script Commentary

Script, by several scribes, is a late, rather pointed uncial; the sloping form it occasionally assumes in both text and marginalia (p. 13, 27, 204) illustrates the declining stage of the script: half-uncial a occurs here and there; the second upright of N is often comma-shaped; X often has the lower left branch sweeping below the line and ending in a curve to the right, as in the Edictus Rothari (see CLA 7.949); a curious North Italian cursive minuscule with many ligatures is used on p. 201. Additions by various eighth-century hands in uncial or mixed uncial and minuscule.

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