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Volume / Number: 9 / 1239

CLA 1239
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 4542
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably at Benediktbeuern, partly by Hengilhart who in the opinion of Dr Bischoff also worked at Freising and Tegernsee. According to the forged entry on fol. 256 the volume was donated to the church of Kochel by Princess Kysila, traditionally identified with Charlemagne's sister. It was in the library of Benediktbeuern by the middle of the eleventh century at the latest.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67380
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Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Evangelia.
Script Commentary

Script is a pre-Caroline minuscule by two scribes: the first is Hengilhart whose subscription stands on fol. 128v, the second is Chadold presbyter according to a doubtful note, saec. XI (fol. 255v); Hengilhart uses two forms of a and d; the shafts of h and k lean to the left; elongated s often occurs at line-ends, and v occasionally for u even in mid-line. Ligatures are numerous and somewhat bizarre, e.g. ea, ra, with the tongue of e or the shoulder of r forming the main stroke of a; ti ligature occurs for assibilated ti. The lessons from the Gospels (as well as final words of homilies) are frequently in smaller and more cursive minuscule. Various corrections. The genealogy of Christ is entered on fol. 129 in ninth-century minuscule; the hymn 'Quem terra pontus' on fol. 129v is in somewhat later script.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2965. ☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 1 p. 43–5. ☛Bergmann Verzeichnis der Glossenhandschriften, 477.

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