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Volume / Number: 8 / 1192

CLA 1192
  • Essen Germany Münster Schatz without number
  • Essen Germany Münster Schatz without number
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North-east France or in West Germany. Was in North-west Germany by the tenth century when the Old-Saxon glosses were entered, and in the Essen convent of canonesses certainly by the thirteenth century, since the librarian's hand which occurs on fol. 2 is seen also in other Essen manuscripts.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67333
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum. Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Script Commentary

Script is an early Caroline minuscule by several hands: a has mostly the uncial form, but open a and a also are used; d has two forms; i-longa occurs; N is frequent; z has various forms, including the tall one characteristic of the a-z script; ligatures include nt (even in mid-word), ti ligature for hard ti. Uncial is used on foll. 30v and 31 for Christ's genealogy and on fol. 35v for the Lord's Prayer. Contemporary corrections. German names saec. IX and X on foll. 143, 175, 177. Numerous tenth-century Latin glosses interspersed with Old-Saxon.

Last modified 17 May 2019