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Volume / Number: 8 / 1071

CLA 1071
  • Warsaw Poland National Library of Poland Rps 8100 III
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Western Germany or Eastern France, presumably in the Moselle region. Belonged to the monastery of St Maximin at Trier: the entry (saec. XII–XIII) 'Codex sci Maximini siquis eum abstulerit anathema sit in eternum am' stands on fol. 5; it subsequently had the press-mark ‘D4' (saec. XV, fol. 3) and 'Da 135' (saec. XVIII ex. on the front cover). After the French Revolution it came into the possession of Josef von Gores (†1848). Found in a loft at Coblenz in 1894 and acquired by Professor Weissbrodt about 1900 for the State Academy at Braunsberg. Acquired in 1986 from a private collector by the National Library of Poland.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67210
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mc, Mt, Lc, Io); Symbola Fidei.
Script Commentary

Script is roundish, early Caroline minuscule by several scribes: open a is most common but closed a and a are also used; h with the shaft leaning to the left occurs here and there; i-longa is used initially and medially; N occurs in mid-word; ligatures include ae, gn, me, rs. Script of foll. 235 ff. by several slightly later hands, one using the flat-topped, 3-shaped Insular . Corrections by contemporary and later hands; the 'comma Iohanneum' is added in the lower margin of fol. 139 (saec. X). Two fragments of a chronological work apparently of Bede in minuscule saec. IX in. are seen on the front cover. The codex has suffered much from water and mice.


☛CLA location (Present whereabouts unknown) and provenance changed following communication from Prof. Dr. Jacek Soszyński. ☛Formerly Braniewo, Lyceum Hosianum MS 2.5. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 686. ☛Gryson, Altlateinische Handschriften I, p. 322.

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