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Volume / Number: 8 / 1158

CLA 1158
  • Cologne Germany Dombibliothek 103
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written for Hildebald, bishop of Cologne (785–819): the inscription 'CODEX SUl PETRI SVB PIO PATRE HlLDEBALDO SCRIPTVS' stands on fol. 1. For modern history, see CLA 8.1146; its Darmstadt number was 2103.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67296
Support Parchment
Contents Cursus Lunae per 12 Signa; Beda, De Temporum Ratione.
Script Commentary

Script is an early Caroline minuscule by more than one scribe: a has two forms, with open a more frequent; h with its shaft leaning to the left suggests Burgundian influence; the uncial form of N occurs; ligatures include mi (especially in the tabulation), nt (even in mid word). Here and there capital O and Q have a central point, also seen in the Hildebald inscriptions; this may be a Cologne shibboleth. A small correction possibly by an Insular hand on fol. 143. Numerous additions and marginal notes saec. X and XI.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1916. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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