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CLA 738
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer France Bibliothèque Municipale 74 (82)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an English centre, probably in the South by a certain Burginda. Her name occurs in a long subscription following the colophon on fol. 62 addressed to an 'inclitus iuuenis' whose prayers are besought. Belonged to St Bertin where it bore the number 243.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66907
Support Parchment
Contents Apponius, In Canticum Canticorum.
Script Commentary

Script is Anglo-Saxon minuscule, and in the main part is of a rather stately type: the characteristic letter is the flat-topped a; both branches of y curve to the right; a more rapid informal hand was used on foll. 47–49, doubtless to save space: e in ligature resembles an inclined figure 8 with upper half open. Some probationes pennae saec. IX on fol. 62v. Marginalia by a twelfth-century hand.

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