Skip to content

Volume / Number: 7 / 978b

CLA 978b
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 1394 (p. 91–92)
Script Uncial
Date VII (601 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Italy. Was certainly in Rome in the middle of the eighth century, as is evidenced by the entry in curial script mentioning S Maria in Ara Caeli. It reached St Gall towards the end of the eighth century, to judge by another addition. Later used to reinforce a binding.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67123
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mc 16.14–fin.).
Name Fragmenta Sangallensia. Fragmenta Curiensia.
Script Commentary

Script is a bold and rather clumsy uncial: the bow of A is small and hangs well above the line; LL run together; the second upright of N is spike-shaped. Interlinear corrections by a contemporary cursive hand. A number of interesting entries of various ages stand on the verso, originally left blank: probationes pennae in uncial and in Merovingian and Caroline minuscule (the latter containing some Teutonic words), a notary's chrismon, and 2 lines in syllabic tachygraphy upside down in the lower margin; there is also a long entry in the script of the Roman curia, probably of the time of Gregory III (731–741), which, as Dr Bischoff has shown, refers to the monastery 'S Dei genetricis quae a Camellaria et beatorum lohannis Ev. atque Bapt.', i.e. Ara Caeli in Rome.

Facsimile URL
Last modified 01 August 2017