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Visigothic and Beneventan: Paleography

Exercise 1

Which of these words is written in Visigothic script?

a.
word cropped from manuscript: dirigat dirigat

b.
word cropped from manuscript: uiginti uiginti

c.
word cropped from manuscript: gentes gentes

b. (uiginti).
word cropped from manuscript: uiginti

Item a. (dirigat) is Caroline Minuscule and c. (gentes) is Anglo-Saxon (Insular) Minuscule.


Images respectively from: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 117. (www.e-codices.unifr.ch); © The British Library Board, Add. 11695, f. 194ra l. 20; and The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford, Junius 27, f. 66r, l. 9.