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Volume / Number: 10 / 1510

CLA 1510
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek L 15269
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Lat. Ser. nov. 37
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless at Salzburg, to judge from the script, and apparently copied from an Irish exemplar perhaps brought over or acquired by Virgil the Irish bishop of Salzburg (†784). Our leaves were once used as bindings in Vienna MSS 1540, 2101, 2731, formerly belonging to the Salzburg cathedral library.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67697
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Contents Gregorius Turonensis, De Cursu Stellarum; Macrobius, Saturnalia (1); Solinus, Opus Incertum?
Script Commentary

Script is a stately, early Caroline minuscule, closely akin to, and possibly identical with, the main hand of Munich CLM 5508 (CLA 9.1247): a is the rule, the half-uncial form the exception; the half-uncial or Insular occurs at the beginning of sentences; the ligature or is used even in mid-word.

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