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Volume / Number: 9 / 1274

CLA 1274
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 29416 [palimpsest new]
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 6315 (fly-leaves) [palimpsest new]
Script Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in North Italy, and most likely at Bobbio. The leaves were used as fly-leaves in bindings of books from the cathedral library of Freising: the familiar twelfth-century ex-libris is seen on fol. 1 of CLM 6315.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67415
Support Parchment
Contents Orosius, Historia Adversus Paganos; Hieronymus-Prosper, Chronicon (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a rapid cursive minuscule by at least three hands, two of which are North Italian one strongly recalls the upper script of Vatic. Lat. 5763 (CLA 1.39) and Wolfenbüttel, Weissenb. 64 (CLA 9.1386); the third hand has rather a French appearance, an impression confirmed by the Merovingian b with a tag to the right.


☛Formerly Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 29022 [palimpsest new] + CLM 29022 e [palimpsest new]. ☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen vol. 1 p. 151; vol. 2, p. 223–4.

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