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Volume / Number: 7 / 970

CLA 970
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 912 (p. 21–24, 27–30, 33–40, 41–42?, 45–46?, 49–68, 71–82, 85–188, 191–224, 227–256, 261–270, 279–282) [palimpsest old]
Script Uncial and Half-Uncial
Date V ex (476 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Written apparently in North Italy, to judge by the script. Rewritten saec. VII–VIII also in North Italy. For later history, see CLA 7.967a.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67115
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Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina, Ps 1–48, 65–66, 72–76, 101–102, 118).
Script Commentary

Script is mostly a bold, well-formed uncial not quite of the very oldest type: the bow of A is a thin oval; the upright of R goes below the line and the final stroke is almost horizontal; the half-uncial, seen only on p. 192, 197, and 228, is expert and beautiful and retains such cursive features as the use of i-longa between two vowels and when preceded by r and t, a sign of antiquity, and of various ligatures with e and t; the oblique of N sags; the bow of q is a long horizontal oval; is short.

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