Für diese Handschrift sind folgende Beschreibungen vorhanden

  • 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. 27.
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  • Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 80-81.
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 225
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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. 27.

  • Isidorus, Differentiae, Allegoriae; Computus;
  • Eucherius, Instructiones; etc.
Entstehungsort: St. Gall
Entstehungszeit: saec. VIII ex. (A.D. 760-797)
Umfang: 241
Format: ca. 250 x 153-160 mm.
Seitennummerierung: Paginated 1-209, 209a, 210-479, with the last folio pasted to the back cover and left unnumbered.
Lagenstruktur: Gatherings of eight, signed, after two unnumbered quires, in the centre of the lower margin of the last page with Roman numerals (XXIIII ff.) under angular brackets.
Zustand: Parchment often defective.
Seiteneinrichtung: (197-205 x 105-120 mm.) in 20-30 long lines. Ruling before folding, mostly on the hair-side, 4 bifolia at a time, with the direct impression on the outer bifolium. Double bounding lines in both margins. Prickings in the outer margin guided the ruling.
Schrift und Hände:
  • Multiple hands
  • Punctuation sparingly used, the main pause is marked by the medial point or comma or colon or semicolon, lesser pauses by the medial point. Run-overs are set off by a curved line or by an angular bracket.
  • Abbreviations include the insular symbols lr, ÷ = autem, est; and the ordinary forms b;, q; = bus, que (and quae); and auꞇ̄ = autem; = ber (and bis) ; dr̄ = dicitur ; ee, ē = esse, est; , ꝳ, ꝴ (or with the cross-stroke looped) = men, mus, nus ; = non; i and nr̄i = nostri ; o = omnes; (changed from on p. 259), , ꝓ, ppꞇ = per, prae, pro, propter; ꝙ, q, quom = qui, quod, quomodo; ꞅɫ, r̄ = rum, runt; seca = secula (cf. assca = assecla); ꞇ̄, ꞇ̓ = ter, tur ; u = uel.
  • Spelling shows frequent confusion of e and i, o and u, ci and ti.
  • Script is a roundish minuscule of the Alemannic type, by several scribes: the nt ligature occurs often in mid-word.
  • The Catechism on pp. 461-473 is by a somewhat later hand; likewise the Passio SS. Felicis et Regulae on pp. 473-478.
  • Colophons in uncial often touched up with red. Headings in uncial surrounded by red dots or daubed with red, yellow, blue, or violet, or in lines alternately red and green; some in red mixed uncial and capitals or in black hollow capitals filled with red or yellow.
  • Initials are rather simple, some bizarre, using the plait and fish motifs, occasionally the human face (p. 51); in the chronological tables on pp. 117 ff. the columns are flanked by coloured stripes ending in heads of birds, dogs, and snakes, or leaf motif; blank spaces are here and there filled by little drawings, of hands on pp. 129, 132, 134, of a dog on p. 118; colours used are red, green, yellow, blue, and violet. Ink brown or black.
Spätere Ergänzungen: Numerous corrections by contemporary hands; in large parts of the manuscript chapters were numbered by the St. Gall scribe Winithar who also added some headings (See plate and our No. 893a.) See PDF.
Entstehung der Handschrift: Written at St. Gall, to judge by the script. A hint as to the date is given by the paschal table on pp. 114-116 which extends from 760 to 797; the cross opposite the year 773 may point to the exact date of writing.