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Volume / Number: 9 / 1258

CLA 1258
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 6278
Script Uncial and Half-Uncial
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in France, and to all appearances in the same scriptorium as Bern 219 (CLA 7.860; see also 9.1235). Provenance Freising: the familiar twelfth-century ex-libris stands on fol. 1; a modern ex-libris is on the front cover.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67399
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Iob (6–10).
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one hand, is a late uncial except for the entire fol. 21v, which is, for no obvious reason, in half-uncial verging on minuscule by one of the uncial hands: the oval-shaped bow of A is often unattached; the half-uncial form intrudes here and there; the lower bow of B distinctly protrudes; the tail of G sweeps to the left; the shaft of F is long and its two horizontals are mere points; LL run together. The capitals used at the beginnings of sentences clearly connect our manuscript with Bern 219, viz. Q with the upper curve notched, and the V resting on a base; the form of E in the Explicit on fol. 117v recalls Merovingian inscriptions (cf. CLA 7.860); ligatures of UN and UND and nestling letters are frequent. Corrections in uncial (foll. 48, 93) and two in Caroline minuscule (foll. 41, 123), saec. IX, and various later ones.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 3026a.

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