St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 350
Lowe Elias Avery, Codices Latini Antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part VII: Switzerland, Oxford 1956 (Osnabrück 1982), p. 29.
Manuscript title: Sacramentarium Gelasianum (fragm.)
Date of origin: Saec. VIII-IX.
Extent: Foll. 58
Format: ca. 22,5 x ca. 14,7 cm
Collation: Gatherings of eight, with flesh-side outside and arranged so that flesh faces hair within the quire; signed in the middle of the lower margin of the last page with Roman numerals, some ornamentally enclosed; only quire-marks XII, XIII, XLII-XLVIII survive.
Page layout: (170-175 x 100-105 mm.) in 18 long lines. Ruling before folding, on the flesh side, 2 or 4 bifolia at a time. Double bounding lines in both margins. Prickings in the outer margin guided the ruling.
Writing and hands:
- Punctuation: the main pause marked by a medial point or ., or semicolon, lesser pauses by a medial point; many points added. Accents occur over monosyllables.
- Abbreviations include the normal forms of Nomina Sacra and b;, q: = bus, que; fr̄s = fratres; e̅ = est; , ꝳ and ꝴ (with the cross-stroke looped) = men, mus and nus; n̅ = non; n̅r̅, n̅ = noster, -um; op̅s = omnipotens; ꝑ, p·, = per, post, prae; ꞅɫ, r̅ = rum, runt; sic̄ = sicut; ꞇ̄, ꞇ̓ = ter, tur; , u̅ = uel, uer.
- Syllabification: resurre-xit. The m-stroke is a vertical flourish. Spelling shows confusion of ci and ti.
- Script is a roundish, typical Rhaetian minuscule resembling Beneventan and Visigothic in its forms of a and t; the uncial form of a is also used; g is longish, the top forms a closed loop to the left; z has a striking form going far below the line; Ɛ is used for hard ti; the form of uncial N is noteworthy.
- Ink brown or black.
- Headings in uncial mixed with minuscule in red and sometimes in greenish-gold (bronze), partly with a brownish wash.
- Initials, characteristically slender, are of the type found in St. Gall MS. 348 (our No. 936), but by a less skilful artist; they show red, green, yellow, violet, and greenish-gold (bronze), some being surrounded oy red dots.
Origin of the manuscript: Written in the Rhaetian scriptorium that produced the famous Gelasian Sacramentary, St. Gall MS. 348 (our No. 936), most probably Chur.
Provenance of the manuscript: Later history unknown.