|Date||V (401 - 500)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in Italy and probably in the North where it was used liturgically. It is possibly the 'Liber prophetarum quem Hiltiger de Italia adduxit' mentioned in a Reichenau list of books acquired during the abbacy of Erlebald (823–838). Later certainly in the Constance Cathedral Library where it was used for binding manuscripts, presumably in the middle of the fifteenth century. The fragments came with the Constance manuscripts to Weingarten in 1630 (from there later to Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Fulda, Stuttgart, and St Paul in Carinthia). The rediscovery of the fragments began in 1856 with E. Ranke's finds in Fulda.
|TM Number||TM 67317|
|Contents||Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae maiores & Prophetae minores (Vetus Latina, Ez 8, 12, 16–28, 32–34, 42–48, passim, Dn 2.18–33, 9.25–10.11, 11.18–23, 35–39, Os 4-134 passim, Am 5–9 passim, Mi 1–2, 4–5 passim, Ioel 1-4 passim, Ion 1–4 passim, Na 1.1–7).|
Script is expert uncial of the finest and oldest type: the tail of 𐌾 is short; the first stroke of M is almost straight; ligatures are numerous at line ends. Marginalia in early quarter-uncial saec. V with many ligatures; abbreviations include d = dicunt, q·= que, and the normal forms of Nomina Sacra; omitted M is marked after the vowel by a horizontal stroke with dot below. The note 'IN LETANIA' is added in poor Rustic capital opposite Ezechiel 18.1.
☛Formerly Donaueschingen, Hofbibliothek 191 (fly-leaf) (now in the Schoyen collection). ☛Formerly Oslo, Private collection Schøyen MS 46 (formerly in Donaueschingen). ☛Formerly Vaduz, Pax ex innovatione Foundation number unknown.
|Last modified||01 August 2017|