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CLA 90
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Palatinus Lat. 259
Script Insular Majuscule and Insular Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre on the Continent. The last page (fol. 96v) is filled up with probationes pennae, Insular alphabets, and the tag ‘Omnium inimicorum suorum…’ found often in Würzburg MSS.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66186
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Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Ezechielem.
Script Commentary

Written by many scribes, most of whom use mixed Anglo-Saxon majuscule, some pure minuscule, and one hand (foll. 15–17v) is clearly attempting to imitate Anglo-Saxon characters. Corrected throughout in rapid contemporary Anglo-Saxon minuscule. One hand uses the flat-topped ʒ-shaped g; and the s-shaped form when followed by n or r is also found. i-longa occurs often but not regularly.


☛Correcting last page of manuscript from fol. 97v, imitative hand from foll.16–18, and plate from fol. 63 to follow the manuscript’s foliation.

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