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Volume / Number: 8 / 1146

CLA 1146
  • Cologne Germany Dombibliothek 35
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Salzburg or in the Salzburg area, to judge from the script, in the time of Arno, archbishop of Salzburg and abbot of St Amand. Brought to Cologne presumably under Archbishop Hildebald of Cologne (†819), who was also abbot of the monastery of Mondsee near Salzburg. Was taken with the rest of the Dombibliothek manuscripts to Arnsberg in 1794 and later removed to Darmstadt where it had the no. 2031; restored to Cologne Cathedral in 1867.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67284
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Epistulae; Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae.
Script Commentary

Script, by several scribes, is early Caroline minuscule of various types: the first hand seems to be identical with one of the hands of Munich CLM 16128, a Salzburg product (CLA 9.1313); others show the influence of St Amand style; roundish hands of South-east German type are seen on foll. 109 ff. and 183 ff.; a has two forms; ascenders are often wedge-shaped; half-uncial occurs at the beginning of sentences (fol. 248v); i occurs subscript after h, m, and n; numerous ligatures include at, nt (often in mid-word), sp, ti ligature (for hard ti) and the Insular form of ti. Some contemporary corrections. Interlinear Latin glosses in Notae Tironianae inserted with a dry point on many leaves. The marginal entry 'hb' (foll. 59v, 61) is identical with that seen in some Cologne Hildebald manuscripts.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1881. ☛Kurz, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung p. 234-235. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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