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Volume / Number: 10 / 1488

CLA 1488
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  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Lat. 743
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (ante 800) (776 - 799)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in West or South-west Germany, to judge by the script, which is neither French nor South-east German and lacks Insular influence. The verses written by the scribe Uuinidharius in praise of King Charlemagne as restorer of letters, if not copied, provide a terminus ante quem, namely 800. As the script shows, the Uuinidharius of our manuscript is not to be identified with his famous namesake at St Gall. Later history unknown. The manuscript became the property of the Imperial library while Hugo Blotius (1575–1608) was its custodian.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67674
Support Parchment
Contents Ambrosiaster, Commentarii in Paulum Apostolum ad Romanos.
Script Commentary

Script, by several scribes, is an early Caroline minuscule still showing some irregularities, but in part surprisingly advanced: a is more frequent than open a; N occurs often in the minuscule; z has various forms; ligatures include nꞇ even in mid-word and ti ligature for hard ti.

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