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Volume / Number: 8 / 1141

CLA 1141
  • Kassel Germany Landesbibliothek MS Theol. Quarto 10
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in France, presumably in the North-east, probably in the scriptorium which produced MSS Berlin Phill. 1743 (CLA 8.1060), The Hague, Museum Meerm.-Westr. 10 B 4, and the somewhat more recent Paris Lat. 2034 (CLA 5.540). Later belonged to Fulda where it bore the shelf-mark 'IIII or. 4'. Came to Kassel in or after 1632.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67280
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Liber Prooemiorum (42–44); Augustinus, Homiliae; Defensor, Liber Scintillarum.
Script Commentary

Script is pre-Caroline minuscule by several hands: ascenders are long and thin; two forms of a occur; the shafts of b and l have a break at the foot; b occasionally has a tag to the right, as in a-b script; the shaft of d by one hand (on foll. 90 f., 93v f., 96v f.) leans greatly to the left; the shaft of h also often curves to the left; one hand uses the distinctly Merovingian form of p; noteworthy is a form of (in one hand) looped to the left and horned to the right; x sometimes resembles cx; y is v-shaped and dotted; z sweeps below the line and often has a characteristic spur added to the right; numerous ligatures, including the Italian-looking ce and ti ligature (for hard and soft ti). A probatio pennae in Caroline minuscule saec. IX, under Insular influence, on the back fly-leaf. The manuscript has a Carolingian binding.

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