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Volume / Number: 8 / 1110

CLA 1110
  • Karlsruhe Germany Badische Landesbibliothek Aug. 254 (foll. 72–213)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in a North-Italian centre, possibly in a Swiss, to judge from the script. The two parts of the complete volume were apparently united by the ninth century, as the litany mentioned above is by a hand of part 1; the preference for French saints in the litany suggests that our manuscript came to Reichenau by way of France. The usual Reichenau ex-libris saec. XV is seen on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67250
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, De Officiis; Homiliae; etc.
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one scribe, is a well-formed, neat pre-Caroline minuscule somewhat reminiscent of Schaffhausen Min. 80 (CLA 7.1003): the open form of a predominates; d has two forms; i-longa occurs both initially and medially (Iustitia, cuIus); the shoulder of r is high and extends over the following letter; the descender of y curves to the left; ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti. Later additions are an 'orologium' entered on foll. 211v–212 (saec. VIII–IX), a litany mentioning Louis the Pious on foll. 212v–213v (saec. IX), an effaced entry 'beriuuig (?) episc (?)' on fol. 181v (saec. IX), glosses on fol. 213v (saec. X), and a Runic alphabet on fol. 211 (saec. X).


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 p. 364 no. 1735. ☛Kurz, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung p. 215.

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