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Volume / Number: S / 1745

CLA 1745
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  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 9377 (foll. 1–2)
  • Bern Switzerland Burgerbibliothek A 91 (8)
Script Luxeuil Minuscule
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Luxeuil or an affiliated house. These two leaves and the one described in the next item form part of a collection brought together in Alsace by Johann Friedrich Oberlin, the Protestant philanthropist (†1826).

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 66994
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, De Genesi ad Litteram (5.7–8, 17–19).
Script Commentary

Script is typical Luxeuil minuscule of the advanced type with numerous ligatures: a has a horn-like first stroke; o is pinched at the top; y goes somewhat below the line and both branches turn to the left, an Insular trait; ascenders are tall and club-shaped, descenders longish, ending in a hair-line; the peculiar fl ligature comes straight from Merovingian cursive; the ti ligature is used indifferently for the soft and hard sounds.

Notes

☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 2.

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