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Volume / Number: 8 / 1096

CLA 1096
  • Karlsruhe Germany Badische Landesbibliothek Aug. 222 (foll. 1–61)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in a part of Switzerland or Southwest Germany near Burgundy. The familiar fifteenth-century Reichenau ex-libris stands on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67236
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Epistulae Catholicae (Vulgata, Apc, Iac, 1–2 Pt, 2–3 Io, Iud).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, heavy pre-Caroline minuscule: a has two forms, with the open one prevailing; both d and are used; noteworthy is the form of g; the shaft of h here and there bends markedly to the left; i-longa is frequently used initially, occasionally even medially for the yod-sound; the bow of q is open and c-shaped; y is v-shaped; ascenders are long in parts of the manuscript. Script of the inserted leaves is typical Reichenau minuscule saec. IX in. A formulary of a letter saec. IX stands on fol. 1 among other probationes pennae. The rectos of the two unnumbered fly-leaves each contain the same list of names scratched in pre-Caroline minuscule saec. VIII: 'pretahcrus', 'teodorus', 'columba', 'abutuna' (?), 'maurencius', etc.

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