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Volume / Number: 9 / **144

CLA **144
  • Cambridge, Mass. USA Harvard University MS Typ. 613
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 14938
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 29410 /2
  • New York, N. Y. USA Columbia University, Plimpton Collection MS 127
  • Regensburg Germany Staatliche Bibliothek fr. without number
Script Irish Minuscule and Majuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless on the Continent in a scriptorium with Irish connections. The Munich fragments were removed from fifteenth century bindings of manuscripts from St Emmeram's at Regensburg, as is no doubt true of the other fragments too.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 66244
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae (1, 11, fragm.), Interrogationes et Responses (fragm.); Arnobius Iunior, Expositio in Evangelia, Computus; Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae.
Script Commentary

Script is mostly a curious, debased Insular majuscule by an inexpert scribe: d has two forms: noteworthy is the uncial form with the long and almost vertical ascender; the bow of q is mostly open and rises above the stem; Continental influence is clearly seen in one of the fragments, especially in the use of the pen and in the forms of r and .


☛Formerly Cheltenham, Private collection Phillipps 20688 (foll. 1–8). ☛Formerly Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 29051 b. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 3458, ☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 1 p. 257.

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