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Volume / Number: 11 / 1622

CLA 1622
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. Q. v. I. 1
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England and possibly in the same scriptorium as the Palatine Paulinus manuscript (CLA 1.87) with which it agrees in several palaeographical features. Provenance Corbie: the MS is item 241 in the twelfth-century catalogue. Taken to St-Germain-des-Prés in 1638, where it bore the numbers 481 and 613. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 and by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67787
Support Parchment
Contents Paulinus Nolanus, Carmina.
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one hand, is compressed Anglo-Saxon minuscule with frequent intrusion of majuscule a, N, R, and S; the first stroke of open a often curves backward; tall c used here and there; e with the inverted lower bow occurs; g has various forms; r is short; u is often a suprascript flourish; noteworthy are the ligatures bi (fol. 12) and fi (f transected by an s-like flourish); script often becomes pointed minuscule at the end of a poem or a page. Title added in Caroline minuscule saec. IX or X on fol. 2.

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