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Volume / Number: 8 / 1170

CLA 1170
  • Cologne Germany Historisches Archiv GB Kasten B 155
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some convent in North France, probably at Chelles, which also produced the series of sister manuscripts of Augustinus in Psalmos in the Cologne Cathedral Library.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67310
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Contents Augustinus, Enarrationes in Psalmos (96.10–12).
Script Commentary

Script is early Caroline minuscule of the distinctive type seen in the three volumes of St Augustine's Commentary on the Psalms, written by several nuns and preserved in Cologne Cathedral Library (see CLA 8.1152). The possibility cannot be excluded that our leaf comes from a companion volume to one omitted in describing the Berlin items, namely Phillipps 1657. This latter manuscript of 188 folios, containing Augustinus in Psalmos 101 ff., measures 366 x 263 mm <275 x 190 mm> in 34 long lines, and was written by some of the same nuns who wrote the Cologne Cathedral Library copy of this same work (described in CLA 8.1152). The signatures which can still be read despite erasure (teste W. Köhler) are: 'gisledrud' (quire 4, fol. 28v), 'girbalda scrip' (quire 8, fol. 65v), 'gislildis scrip' (quire 12, fol. 102v), '. . . drudis scripsit' (quire 15, fol. 128v), 'adruhic scripsit' (quire 19, fol. 161v). The manuscript ends on fol. 188r; the verso was left blank, and the lower part where the signature and quire-mark 22 should have been has been cut away.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1956.

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