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Volume / Number: 9 / 1247

CLA 1247
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 29550/4
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 5508
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Salzburg, to judge by its palaeography. Provenance Diessen: the ex-libris on fol. 1 reads 'Liber gloriose Marie in Dyssen' (saec. XV); another ex-libris saec. XVIII is seen on the first fly-leaf. Scraps containing a portion of the Concilium Vernense (now CLM 29085) of precisely the same size and in Salzburg script, but of somewhat later date, were found in the binding of CLM 5675 from Diessen.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67388
Support Parchment
Contents Collectio Canonum Diessensis.
Script Commentary

Script is an early type of Caroline minuscule by several well-trained hands; the main hand shows some kinship with the Fardulfus group of St Denis (CLA 5.665, 668; 6.824); all the hands show definite resemblance to script seen in Salzburg products like the Salzburg Liber confraternitatum of the year 784 (St Peter Cod. M = A. XI. 13) and St Peter A. IX. 16 written under Bishop Arno (784–821) and in the related manuscripts V. I. B. 18 of the Studienbibliothek at Salzburg and CLM 16128 (q.v.); noteworthy is the use of half-uncial by the main hand in certain headings, subscriptions, and introductory matter, a feature of Tours as well as of St Amand and Salzburg manuscripts. A subscription by the main hand on fol. 130v: 'Expliciunt. canones. ex. tribus. libris. editae. quod, incohavi. kl. apr. et consummavi. idus. septb. idest. diebus. CLXVI ebdomatibus XXIII' the year unfortunately is not given. Many notes and corrections by a ninth-century Salzburg scribe probably to be identified with Baldo the teacher of Salzburg. Other corrections saec. X–XI and Old High German glosses.


☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 2 no. 12.

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