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Volume / Number: 9 / 1380

CLA 1380
  • Wolfenbüttel Germany Herzog August Bibliothek Helmst. 455 (fly-leaf).
Script Mixed Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the same French centre with Celtic connections which produced Bern 207 + Paris Lat. 7520 (from Fleury). The ninth century volume to which our fragment is attached probably originated at Laon, to judge by an initial on fol. 138v, which shows inside the contemporary inscription 'ΔΙΔΩΝ·CΙΤ·ΟΗΡΑ·ΛΟΧ'; a bishop by the name of Dido presided over Laon between 882–893.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67519
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae (5.32–34)
Script Commentary

Script is a tiny and pointed mixed type of minuscule betraying distinct Insular influence and closely resembling the script of Bern 207 referred to above: a has two forms; g is Insular; r here and there approaches the Insular form; noteworthy are the numerous ligatures, some of which are typically Insular, including ho, ma, mo, ni, no, tio; a is found in ligature with following m, n, r.


☛Mostert, Fleury, BF1538.

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