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Volume / Number: 7 / 985

CLA 985
  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 1395 (p. 370–391)
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek L 587 (foll. a–b)
  • Zürich Switzerland Zentralbibliothek C 184 No. III, V, XIX
Script Uncial
Date VII ex (676 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in North Italy, to judge by the script and ornamentation. Was used later at St Gall for bookbinding. Some of the fragments now at St Gall were taken from the bindings of St Gall MSS 962 and 963; the Zürich leaves come from the bindings of manuscripts which left St Gall in the war of Toggenburg (1712); the Vienna volume which contains our leaves as fly-leaves formed part of the Ambras collection in which it bore the number 282.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67130
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina, Ps 2–9, 63–65, 70–72, 79–83, 86–88, 91–94, 100–102, 105–106, 118).
Script Commentary

Script is a fair but undistinguished uncial of late type: the first upright of N and the lower left branch of X have marked horizontal serifs. Corrections in mixed half-uncial and uncial saec. VIII and some in Caroline minuscule saec. IX. An eighth-century probatio pennae on p. 379 of MS 1395.

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