|Date||VIII–IX (780 - 820)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written presumably in North Italy, to judge by its palaeography. Now deposited with the Scheide Collection in the Princeton University Library.
|TM Number||TM 67820|
|Contents||Testamentum Vetus, Pentateuchus (Vulgata, Dn 3.98–4.18, 7.2–21).|
Script is pre-Caroline minuscule employing numerous cursive ligatures by a scribe with poor co-ordination; letters are angular and vary in direction: a and d have two forms; i-longa regularly used initially and medially, even before another ascender (Illius); the te ligature is frequent; r in ligature with a following vowel or with a following r or s is tall and descends well below the line; the e in the ei ligature leans strangely to the right; peculiar is the nt ligature in which the t is represented by a somewhat sinuous flourish attached to the foot of the second stroke of n. A noteworthy phenomenon is the scribe's distinguishing the soft and hard sounds of ti in the following singular manner: for soft ti he uses the form of the ligature ti, but here, unlike in Beneventan, it represents tz and is followed by letter i, a feature of several Italian charters and of the eighth-century Jerome, Ivrea Biblioteca Capitolare 183 (formerly Vercelli CLXXXIII) (CLA 4.469); for the hard ti he uses the conjoined form, as does the Beneventan scribe.
|Last modified||30 April 2019|