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Volume / Number: 8 / 1132

CLA 1132
  • Kassel Germany Universitätsbibliothek 2° Ms. philol. 2
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North or North-east France. Was early in a centre where Anglo-Saxon script was known. The manuscript got to Heidelberg after the loss of the Bibliotheca Palatina (1622) and was bequeathed by the Elector Karl (†1685) to his cousin, Landgraf Wilhelm VI of Hessia. Much damaged by fire in the Second World War; the carefully repaired leaves are now shrunk.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67271
Support Parchment
Contents Commentarii Notarum Tironianarum.
Script Commentary

Script is an early, well-formed Caroline minuscule, mainly by one scribe: a is mostly uncial, but open a and half-uncial a occur; c often rises above the small letters; ni ligature is used for ni and an angular ligature of at occurs at line-ends. Glosses and corrections chiefly by the first hand; other additions by ninth-century hands; some Notae Tironianae and words in ordinary script scratched in with stylus. An Anglo-Saxon hand saec. VIII–IX entered Isidore's paragraph on 'notae vulgares' on fol. 1, now almost illegible.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1796. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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