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Volume / Number: 10 / 1503

CLA 1503
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Lat. 1616
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an important centre, possibly in Western Switzerland or North Italy, to judge from the resemblance to Karlsruhe MS Aug. CCLXI (CLA 8.1111). Belonged to the Salzburg cathedral library where in the fifteenth century it bore the pressmark 197.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67691
Support Parchment
Contents Sermones.
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is pre-Caroline minuscule of a distinct type, essentially Italian (see CLA 8.1111): oc is the rule; c often has the tall, broken-backed form; and d occur; the cedilla of e is drop-like and unattached; uncial 𐌾 occurs here and there in the minuscule; the lower bow of g is often compressed; i-longa is used initially; ll almost run together; the shoulder of r ends in a bold upward curve; the top of curves down at the left; z occurs in various forms; ligatures include fi (in the Italian form), gi, and ti for hard and soft sounds. Contemporary uncial is used for the hymn 'pio feramus pecture gradis' on fol. 2. The liturgical probatio pennae ‘O xpi martir sce chiliane' (saec. X) appears on both foll. 100v and 110.


☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 2 No. 1616. ☛Gamber, CLLA 1654.

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