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Volume / Number: S / 1785

CLA 1785
  • Kassel Germany Landesbibliothek MS theol. 2∞ 283
  • Marburg Germany Hessisches Staatsarchiv Hr. 3, 5 a–b
Script Visigothic Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Spain. Brought soon after to Fulda where it was copied in Anglo-Saxon minuscule (for the copy see cal 12.**146); part of Letter 56 still exists in both manuscripts. The fragments were used for binding accounts of Hessian localities for 1636 and 1638.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67914
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Epistulae (fragm.); Augustinus, Epistulae (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is broad, low-lying, and easy-flowing Visigothic minuscule of the older type: d has two forms; the descender of f is longish; g has two forms, the usual uncial and a common form in the ligature ge and in 'regulus'; i-longa is the rule initially and also medially for the semi-vocal sound; the soft and hard sounds of ti are not distinguished; the tall iT-ligature occurs at line-end, a Visigothic feature; other ligatures are used freely, even in mid-line. Corrections in Visigothic and Anglo-Saxon minuscule; also early glosses in Latin and, of special interest, even one in Old High German (‘steofbarn' glossing 'privignus antenatus') in Anglo-Saxon minuscule.


☛Formerly Kassel, Landesbibliothek Manuskripten-Anhang 18 (2). ☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1817.

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