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Volume / Number: 8 / 1099

CLA 1099
  • Karlsruhe Germany Badische Landesbibliothek Aug. 253 [palimpsest new]
Script Uncial and Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (ante 782) (751 - 781)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain; probably Switzerland since the manuscript combines some Italian features with the use of French palimpsests. The date of the secondary script cannot be earlier than saec. VIII² because of the date of the Sedatus text (CLA 8.1106). Was apparently at Reichenau by 782, for an early Alemannic hand added the prayer 'penedicat deus iohanne episcopo et congregatione nostra' at the end of the volume; Iohannes II was bishop of Constance and abbot of Reichenau and St Gall from 760 till 781–2 (cf. CLA 7.899). The fifteenth-century ex-libris is seen on fol. 10.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67239
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Commentarii in Matthaeum.
Script Commentary

Script is partly debased uncial (foll. 1–9v), partly pre-Caroline mixed minuscule here and there verging on cursive: LL sometimes run together; in the minuscule part d, g, n, r, and occasionally some other letters have also the uncial forms; a resembles contiguous oc; g in ligature with following n sometimes has the s-like Insular form; the shoulder of r often rises above the line and over the following letter; ligatures are numerous; noteworthy are the bizarre form of nt and the North Italian look of the st; ti ligature occurs for hard ti. Notae Tironianae: 'usque hic' on foll. 43v, 44, 147. Some corrections saec. IX in. Probationes pennae saec. VIII–IX on fol. 1 and 1v partly in Alemannic minuscule.


Index Tironianorum.

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