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Volume / Number: S / 1768

CLA 1768
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Palatinus Lat. 67
Script Imitation Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII² (ante A.D. 793?) (750 - 793)
Origin and Provenance

Written on the Continent in a centre with Insular traditions, apparently for a church dedicated to St Martin. The Erembertus in the inscription on the frontispiece might possibly be identified with the Abbot of Weissenburg and the Bishop of Worms of that name (783/4–793).The inscription reads: PIUS PONTIFEX SCS MARTINUS DONA INDULGENTIAM HUMILI SERVO TUO EREMBERTO TE SUPPLICANTI. Later at Heidelberg, from where it was removed to the Vatican in 1623.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67901
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Contents Testamentum Vetus, Psalmi aliquot cum commentario (Vulgata, Ps).
Script Commentary

Script, by two hands, is apparently a poor imitation of Anglo-Saxon majuscule, betrayed by the constantly majuscule forms of R and S, the wedge-shaped finials of vertical strokes, and the use of dots around initials. Various religious texts in Caroline minuscule saec. IX in. were entered in a hand reminiscent of Lorsch and Weissenburg scripts on fol. 1v and on the inserted foll. 2–4. Prayers in minuscule saec. X on fol. 4v.

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