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Volume / Number: S / 1700

CLA 1700
  • Hannover Germany Kestner-Museum MS Culemann Kat. I 48 (369)
Script Merovingian Minuscule
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in the Luxeuil area, as the script suggests. Nothing is known about the history of the fragment before it came into the possession of Culemann.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67862
Support Parchment
Contents Ps- Hieronymus, Breviarium in Psalmos (Ps 9.11–19).
Script Commentary

Script is a calligraphic Merovingian minuscule akin to the Luxeuil and a-z types, but lacking the numerous ligatures of the first and the characteristic angularity of the second: a has the angular form found in the a-z type; the forms of f, , and : smack of Insular; i-longa occurs initially; o has a horn and connects with a tag to a following tall letter; q is often open; ascenders are long.


☛Tewes, Luxueil No. 4. ☛Ganz, Luxeuil: uses Insular flat-topped g.

Last modified 17 July 2017