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CLA 740
  • Cambrai France Bibliothèque Municipale 470 (441)
Script Anglo-Saxon Half-Uncial
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.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66909
Support Parchment
Contents Philippus Presbyter, Expositio in Iob.
Script Commentary

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 and an angular uncial A and ; 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.

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