|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written doubtless in an Anglo-Saxon centre on the Continent. Provenance Cambrai Cathedral. The number 133 (saec. XVII) is entered on fol. 1.
|TM Number||TM 66909|
|Contents||Philippus Presbyter, Expositio in Iob.|
Script is a curious, exotic half-uncial by an expert Insular hand: the hasta of f is almost on the line; the form of g is unusually graceful; i-longa is used initially and for the semi-vocal sound; suprascript u, at line-ends, resembles a bird in flight; y is undotted; z recalls Insular type; an Anglo-Saxon minuscule hand, saec. VIII or IX, supplied many omissions; numerous other corrections by eighth- and ninth-century hands but chiefly by one expert scribe who uses uncial ꝺ and an angular uncial A and ꞇ; a too zealous twelfth-century reader rather roughly corrected the manuscript up to fol. 154, expanding unfamiliar Anglo-Saxon abbreviations, separating words, and even modernizing the original forms of letters to suit his times.
|Last modified||27 June 2017|