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Volume / Number: S / 1811

CLA 1811
  • Weimar Germany Hauptstaatsarchiv Sammlung Freiherr Carl Von Hardenberg 1
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in France in a centre with Anglo-Saxon connections. The fragment was used as a book-jacket. It belongs to the collection formed by Carl Freiherr von Hardenberg in the second half of the nineteenth century. Given to the Weimar Staatsarchiv by Professor Günther Behm in 1955.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67936
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae maiores (Vulgata, Ier 4.28–5.12).
Script Commentary

Script is a curious, regular, somewhat stiff pre-Caroline minuscule showing Insular influence: a either consists of two cs or has the triangular form with thorn-like bow found in Insular majuscule; c often has a forestroke; occurs rarely; f is low and its tongue rests on the line; g is flat-topped; the ascender of h occasionally bends to the left; i-longa here and there at the beginning of words; many short vertical strokes begin with a wedge; numerous ligatures including te, tu, ti which is used for assibilated ti, and ri in a form apparently alien to the scribe.

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