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Volume / Number: 8 / 1228

CLA 1228
  • Leipzig Germany Stadtbibliothek Rep. I 1
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.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67362
Support Parchment
Contents Virgilius Salisburgensis, Cosmographia Aethici Histri.
Script Commentary

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.

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