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Volume / Number: 10 / 1502

CLA 1502
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Lat. 1556
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, presumably a West or South-west German centre, to judge by the script. Was in the Vienna Palatine Library by 1576; previously it may have been in the possession of Wolfgang Lazius (†1555).

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67690
Support Parchment
Contents Homiliae et Vitae Sanctorum.
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is early minuscule with some pre-Caroline features and recalling in a general way the Weissenburg type: a, d, and g have two forms; the shaft of h often bends to the left; z goes below the line; the scribe of fol. 163v often uses R; ligatures include or even in mid-word and ti ligature occasionally for hard ti. Some contemporary corrections, others by eleventh-century hands. Crude drawings of Christ on foll. 1 and 68v.

Last modified 29 April 2019