|Script||Early Caroline Minuscule|
|Date||VIII² (751 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written doubtless at Freising. Later at Metlach near Trier: the ex-libris 'Codex monasterii sci Lutwi(ni) epi tr(evirensis) I mediolac.' (saec. XV) and the shelf-mark 'L 8' (over erased P. 6') stand on fol. 1.
|TM Number||TM 67362|
|Contents||Virgilius Salisburgensis, Cosmographia Aethici Histri.|
Script is early Caroline minuscule closely resembling that of Munich CLM 6282 and 6299 (foll. 86 ff.), both from Freising (CLA 9.1260 and 9.1265): a and d occur in two forms, with open a and d predominating; ligatures are numerous, including h and n with subscript i; also nt in mid-word. Script space on the penultimate page forms a triangle a trick affected by some Freising scribes. Corrections in tenth-century minuscule. This manuscript is the oldest extant copy of this curious work, made probably in the lifetime of Virgilius (†784) and under Bishop Arbeo of Freising (†784), a friend of the author.
|Last modified||30 June 2017|