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Volume / Number: 8 / 1136

CLA 1136
  • Kassel Germany Landesbibliothek Theol. fol. 24 [palimpsest old]
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule verging on Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre in Germany, possibly in Fulda itself, to judge by the script. Came from Fulda in or after 1632.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67275
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Contents Primasius, In Apocalypsim.
Script Commentary

Script, mainly by two hands, is a compressed and in one hand somewhat diluted Anglo-Saxon majuscule: a has various forms including one with a flat top and resembling Visigothic t (also found in Kassel Theol. Fol. 25 and Anhang 18, and Paris Lat. 10399, CLA 8.1137, 1143, and CLA 5.596); d occurs in both uncial and minuscule forms; n is regularly, r mostly minuscule; S is mostly majuscule and unusual in size; g in ligature is often s-shaped; q is sometimes 9-shaped (e.g. fol. 57); y has both branches curving to the right; z occurs in a prancing form (e.g. fol. 65); a third, somewhat broader, imitative Anglo-Saxon majuscule hand on fol. 55, using d and , n, R, S, recalls the script of Würzburg M. p. th. f. 13 and 78 (CLA, 9.1404 and 1425). The Explicit on fol. 72 ends: 'deo gratis ago omnipotenti dno; :-:-.' A few corrections in Insular minuscule saec. VIII; other corrections are saec. XII.

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