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Volume / Number: 9 / 1355

CLA 1355
  • Stuttgart Germany Württembergische Landesbibliothek Theol. et Philos. fol. 303
Script Alemannic Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the Lake Constance region, to judge from its palaeography. Belonged later to the Benedictine monastery of Weingarten: the entry 'Monasterii Weingartensis An° 1630' stands on fol. 1; it may have come there from the old cathedral library of Constance along with many other manuscripts.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67494
Support Parchment
Contents Vitae Patrum.
Script Commentary

Script is a roundish early minuscule of the Alemannic type: open a predominates; noteworthy is the form of o here and there with its horn-shaped ending; v-shaped u occurs at line-ends; z has the typical Germanic form with the two horizontals curved, the upper cup-shaped, the lower convex; suprascript, sickle-shaped a occurs in ligature; other ligatures include nt even in mid-word, ti ligature for both hard and soft ti. Marginal summaries in smaller script are by a contemporary hand. The familiar alphabetical exercise 'adnexique, etc.' is found with other probationes pennae (saec. IX–XII) on fol. 117v and on the inside of the back cover.

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