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Volume / Number: 10 / 1540

CLA 1540
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale 2031 (fol. 143)
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale 2032 (fol. 143)
Script Mixed Uncial
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written apparently in a centre under Insular influence. The main manuscript belonged to the monastery of Stavelot (cf. ex-libris on fol. 1).

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67706
Support Parchment
Contents Commentarius in Psalmum (Ps 149, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a curious attempt at uncial by a scribe more accustomed to writing an Insular type, in spite of the different alphabet it shows a striking general resemblance to the Anglo-Saxon majuscule of Munich CLM 29051 a (CLA 9.1332): both fragments show the minuscule form of n regularly, R with the final stroke almost horizontal, and often the top-heavy form of S; ascenders are somewhat wedge-shaped and L has a tendency to turn up at the foot; letters generally, with the exception of S, lean to the left.

Last modified 23 June 2017