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Volume / Number: 9 / 1231

CLA 1231
  • Merseburg Germany Domstiftsbibliothek MS 83
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the Rhaetian part of Switzerland, to judge from the script and ornamentation. Reached Merseburg at latest in the fifteenth century: the librarian's entry of that date stands on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67372
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae maiores (Vulgata, Is, Ier).
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is in the main typically Rhaetian minuscule: a and d have two forms; the shaft of h often bends to the left; the top of loops to the left as in Beneventan; z is remarkable for its bizarre form; the ligature nt occurs in mid-word: ti ligature is used for soft ti. A ninth-century entry '. . . acu . . . . . . at aeclesiae sancti landeb(erti)' on fol. 1 is now partly illegible. Neumes or letters indicating musical notes were added saec. XI over some passages on fol. 211r–v.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2748.

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