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Volume / Number: 9 / 1394

CLA 1394
  • Wolfenbüttel Germany Herzog August Bibliothek Weißenburg 86
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Tours in the same scriptorium as The Hague, Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum MS 10 A I and Paris N. A. Lat. 1575, both of Tours provenance (CLA 5.682); for other members of this group see Paris Lat. 1572 and 1820, Épinal 149 (68), and Cologne, Dombibliothek 98 (CLA 5.530 and 536; 6.762; 8.1157); on the early Tours manuscripts in general see CLA 6, p. XXVII ff. Belonged to the monastery of Weissenburg: the entry 'Codex monasterii scor petri et pauli in wissenburg' (saec. XV) stands on the recto of the front fly-leaf. Came to Wolfenbüttel in 1690.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67533
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Contents Pompeius, Commentarium in Artem Donati; Cassiodorus, Opus Incertum; Mallius Theodorus, De Metris; Isidorus, Etymologiae (excerpta).
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is a pre-Caroline minuscule of the graceful type seen in a number of early Tours manuscripts enumerated below: open a predominates; c is rather tall; the tongue of f often crosses the shaft and curves downwards at the left end; N is frequently majuscule; suprascript cup-shaped u occurs here and there, also subscript i; the nt ligature occurs even in mid-word; ti ligature is used for both hard and soft ti. Numerous contemporary marginalia in Notae Tironianae. Some Greek biblical cantica in imitation uncial on foll. 216–218, with a Latin interlinear version in Notae Tironianae on foll. 216v and 217.


☛F. Romanini, Malli Theodori de metris, Collectanea Grammatica Latina 6, Hildesheim 2007, p. CXLIII–CLVI (Mallius Theodorus; foll. 205–216). ☛Index Tironianorum.

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