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Volume / Number: S / 1770

CLA 1770
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 218
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Lorsch. Later at Heidelberg, from where it was removed to the Vatican in 1623.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67903
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Contents Augustinus, De Epistula Iohannis ad Parthos Sermones 10; Excerpta Varia.
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is typical Lorsch minuscule in a state of decline; the club-shaped ascenders are occasionally long and mostly inclined to the left: a has mostly the joined oc form; Insular occurs at the beginning of a sentence; n and N; ligatures are few, but include here and there ti ligature for hard ti, and especially fi and ffu, which may point to an Alemannic exemplar. Corrected in the early ninth century and again in the twelfth, when damage caused by water was repaired.

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