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Volume / Number: 9 / 1386

CLA 1386
  • Wolfenbüttel Germany Herzog August Bibliothek Weissenb. 64
Script Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North Italy, to judge from its script, and in the same scriptorium as Vatic. Lat. 5763 (CLA 1.39), a twin manuscript of Isidore’s Etymologiae given to Bobbio by Boniprandus. At Weissenburg at least by the fourteenth century, as is proved by the shelf-mark on fol. 1, found also in other Weissenburg manuscripts. Came to Wolfenbüttel in 1690.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67525
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae (1–20).
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is a rapid cursive minuscule mainly of the North Italian type: i-longa is frequent; ligatures with suprascript a and fl with l subscript are frequent; one form of ri with the long downward stroke to the right is noteworthy; typical of North Italy is the st ligature; ti ligature is used indifferently for hard and soft ti. One hand seen on fol. 160v shows a curious mixture of North Italian and Merovingian cursive. Some contemporary notes in North Italian syllabic tachygraphy. Corrections partly contemporary, partly saec. IX–X. A Latin entry in uncial saec. VII was written on fol. 233 (palimpsest of Greek Gospels saec. VI) before the leaf was re-used for Isidore.


☛CLA date (VIII) changed to follow Scriptorium 60 (2006), p. 20–1. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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