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Volume / Number: 11 / 1638

CLA 1638
  • Madrid Spain Biblioteca Nacional Vitr. 14–3
Script Visigothic Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Spain, in a scriptorium of strict economy, to judge by the tiny script and the use of poor parchment. First recorded in the possession of the cathedral of Toledo in 1727 (teste Millares Carlo), but was probably there centuries earlier.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67804
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae.
Script Commentary

Script is early Visigothic minuscule: i-longa is regularly used initially and for the yod-sound medially; cup-shaped suprascript u is frequent; at ligature is frequent at line-end; no distinction is made between the soft and hard ti. Marginalia and additions in Visigothic cursive on many leaves. A list of the Spanish episcopal sees saec. IX–X added on fol. 163v. Notes in Arabic occur frequently.


☛Formerly Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional Toletanus 15, 8.

Last modified 30 April 2019