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Volume / Number: 9 / 1249

CLA 1249
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 6224
Script Uncial
Date VI–VII (580 - 620)
Origin and Provenance

Written by Valerianus in a centre of good Latin tradition, either in North Italy or possibly Illyrium, as is suggested by the general make-up of the manuscript, by its earliest liturgical entries (fol. 46) and its textual affiliations. The scribe is known from a copious subscription on fol. 202v where in the middle of the decorated cross we read: ‘EGO VALERIANUS SCRIPSI’. Provenance the cathedral library of Freising: the twelfth-century ex-libris ‘li iste ē scē Marie scīq; Corbiniani Frisinge’ stands on fol. 2. That any of the entries in this volume may be ascribed to St Corbinianus is pure conjecture.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67390
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mt, Io, Lc, Mc).
Name Valerianus Gospels. Corbinianus Gospels. Codex Monacensis.
Script Commentary

Script is a stately uncial of an individual stamp with features that recall the Ashburnham Pentateuch (CLA 5.693a): the bow of A is thin and sits low; the lower bow of B is open; the tail of 𐌾 is unusually short except on final lines; the bow of R is broad and open and its final stroke shrunken; Y is short and stands on the line; a great variety of ligatures and suprascript letters, especially vowels, occur at line-ends. Numerous liturgical notes entered by various hands are in interesting seventh-century cursive of North-Italian type.


☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 1 p. 135 (Corbinianus gospel). ☛Gamber, CLLA 247. ☛White, The four gospels from the Munich ms. q (Old-Latin Biblical texts 3). ☛Gamber, Sakramentarstudien, Studia Patristica et liturgica 7 (1978) pp. 150–5 argues that the MS was written to the Valeriani, not by the scribe Valerianus.

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