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Volume / Number: 10 / 1585

CLA 1585
  • Leiden Netherlands Universiteitsbibliotheek Vossius Lat. Quarto 69 (foll. 7–47)
Script Alemannic Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably at St Gall, as script and the contents of the attached thirteenth-century texts suggest. Parts of this volume, if not all of it, belonged to Melchior Goldast (†1635). Later in the possession of Isaac Vossius (†1689).

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67750
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Contents Collectio Rhythmorum et Carminum Metricorum; Glossarium—'Leyden Glossary'; Excerpta Varia.
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is a late pre-Caroline minuscule of the Alemannic type: both open a and a are used; ligatures, rather frequent in some hands, include nꞇ even in mid-word word and ti ligature for soft ti; the Insular ligature hi occurs on fol. 23. The Greek π for P on fol. 23 is doubtless taken from an Insular exemplar. A copy of a letter to Alcuin in minuscule saec. IX stands on foll. 46v–47v.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2222. ☛Bergmann, Verzeichnis der Glossenhandschriften, 372.

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