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Volume / Number: 9 / 1271

CLA 1271
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 6308
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written no doubt at Freising, as the script proves. Provenance the Freising cathedral library: the usual twelfth-century ex-libris is seen on fol. 1, and the printed ex-libris on the inside of the front cover.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67412
Support Parchment
Contents Orosius, Historia Adversus Paganos.
Script Commentary

Script is a firm roundish minuscule with many ligatures, resembling that of CLM 6279, 6299 (part 1) and particularly 29045(a): v-shaped u occurs especially at line-ends; subscript i is frequent; nt ligature occurs even in mid-word. Script area on final pages forms a triangle, lines of writing progressively diminishing in size. A triangular group of points in the margin often calls attention to a word or passage needing explanation. A number of Germanic names in abbreviated form is entered on the blank final page by a hand saec. X/XI.

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