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Volume / Number: 10 / 1563

CLA 1563
  • Prague Czech Republic Knihovna pražské metropolitní kapituly O. 83 (foll. A–130)
Script Early Caroline Minuscule and Uncial
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in South-east Bavaria, for a church where St Zeno was specially venerated, as is suggested by the special office devoted to him (fol. 78). A date prior to 794 is suggested by two names in the list on fol. 83": 'fastraat regina', who died in 794, and 'adaluni episcopus', whose rule at Regensburg began that same year. The manuscript was acquired in 1776 by the Prague canon Johannes Matthaeus Schweiberer from the estate of Johann Nepomuk Hübner.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67730
Support Parchment
Contents Sacramentarium Gelasianum.
Script Commentary

Script of the main part is early Caroline minuscule: a has two forms; uncial and N occur here and there; the shoulder of r occasionally extends over the following letter; v occurs at line-ends; rather numerous ligatures include ant, fi (in the cursive form), rv; suprascript a is sometimes attached to a preceding n (fol. 16); singular, fanciful cursive is used on foll. 11v, 13v, 14v, 29v, 115v for the final words of liturgical clausulae (per dominum nostrum, etc.). Majuscule of predominantly uncial character, but with D, E, G, Q, and V occasionally capital, is used for foll. 85–90. Two lists of names, presumably of benefactors, and liturgical formulae were entered in minuscule saec. VIII–IX on fol. 83v, originally left blank. The bifolium A/B, containing theological matter, is an almost contemporary addition. An entry in early ninth-century minuscule on fol. 107 (col. 2, lines 1–6) is by the same hand as an addition on fol. 145v of the part treated in the next item; the two parts were presumably united at an early date. Old High German glosses were scratched in on many leaves.

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