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Volume / Number: 10 / 1541

CLA 1541
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale 2750–2765 (foll. 1–41, 78–82, 113–137) [palimpsest old]
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Eastern France. In the late eleventh or early twelfth century the manuscript was used for re-writing with homiletic, exegetical, and hagiographical texts; references to Stavelot and Malmédy are contained in a twelfth-century charter entered on fol. 82v and in the texts on the non-palimpsest parts. The manuscript is supposed to come from Stavelot.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67707
Support Parchment
Contents Sacramentarium Gelasianum (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold and somewhat angular pre-Caroline minuscule with long descenders and ascenders, showing some resemblance to the script of the Wandalgarius manuscript at St Gall (CLA 7.950): both a and open a are used; f has an almost half-uncial form; the lower bow of g opens out; the cross-stroke of curves down to the base-line. Marginal additions in minuscule on foll. 125v–126 seem saec. IX.

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