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Volume / Number: 9 / 1252

CLA 1252
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 6233
Script Early Caroline and Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Southern Bavaria, presumably in a scriptorium in the Freising diocese, under the supervision of Dominicus, scribe of CLM 18092 (CLA 9.1315). The manuscript formed part of the Freising cathedral library at latest by the fifteenth century; a printed ex-libris is pasted on the front cover.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67393
Support Parchment
Contents Expositio in Evangelium Matthaei; Homiliae; Lectiones in Uigiliis Defunctorum.
Script Commentary

Script is by four hands, in part pre-Caroline, in part Caroline by the good scribe Dominicus who wrote CLM 18092, and in part a poor imitation of his script: he often started the page by writing several lines obviously meant to serve as a model for his pupils who pick up where he left off (foll. 1, 3v, 6v, etc.). The scribe of foll. 41 ff. forms capital Q by crossing the two arcs at the base. The subscription at the end of a homily on fol. 116 is manifestly taken over from the exemplar and the 'indignus peccator et culpabilis' does not give his name. A contemporary Anglo-Saxon hand makes corrections throughout (foll. 46, 83, 97, et passim). Some notes by a Freising scholar saec. XV.


☛Bischoff, Südostdeutsche Schreibschulen 1 p. 136–7.

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