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Volume / Number: 8 / 1093

CLA 1093
  • Karlsruhe Germany Badische Landesbibliothek Aug. 200
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in a Southwest German or Swiss scriptorium, and possibly even at Reichenau itself. The presence of ma for 'misericordia' and ner for 'noster' suggests some North Italian ancestor (cf. the group centring around St Gall MSS 108 and 227, CLA 7.905 and 7.930; cf. also MS Aug. CCLXI, CLA 8.1111. Belonged to Reichenau: the fifteenth-century entry ‘Lib augie maioris' stands on fol. 3 and 141v.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67233
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Evangelia (2).
Script Commentary

Script, mainly by two hands, is ungainly pre-Caroline minuscule of Southwest German or Swiss type; some features in the main hand are reminiscent of Alemannic minuscule: a has two forms; z is tall and its horizontals are curved; the script of the second hand (on foll. 61v, 62v, etc.) is more angular and compressed and leans to the left: the shafts of d and t go below the line and the horizontal of t is looped at the left; the ligature bi occurs in a form recalling Merovingian scripts (e.g. on fol. 62v).

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