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Volume / Number: 8 / 1111

CLA 1111
  • Karlsruhe Germany Badische Landesbibliothek Aug. 261
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written possibly in Western Switzerland or Northern Italy, to judge from the script. Early presence in the Lake Constance region is suggested by the script of foll. 1–32. Probably to be identified with an item in the Reichenau catalogue of 822: '(Hieronymi) In Matthaei evangelium explanationis volumina II'; this would correspond to an original distribution of the manuscript in two volumes. The familiar ex-libris 'liber augie maioris' (saec. XV) stands on fol. 2.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67251
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Commentarii in Matthaeum.
Script Commentary

Script of the main part, by several hands, is a pre-Caroline minuscule of a distinct type recalling Paris Lat. 653 and 9451 (CLA 5.527 and 5.580), St Gall 108 and 227 (CLA 7.905 and 7.930), Wolfenbüttel Helmst. 513 (CLA 9.1382), and Vienna Lat. 1616: the characteristic letter is the short, broad r with firm up-turned shoulder; a and d have two forms; i-longa occurs even in mid-word; ascenders are often long; ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti. Script of foll. 1–32 is Alemannic minuscule. Liturgical marks on foll. 246, 258, and 269 dealing with the Lord's passion.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1740.

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