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CLA 787
  • Metz France Bibliothèque Municipale MS 76
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule and Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written apparently in Western Germany to judge by the script, and manifestly in a centre with Anglo-Saxon traditions. Destroyed in 1944.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66960
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae Maiores & Prophetae Minores (Vulgata).
Script Commentary

Script is mainly elongated Anglo-Saxon minuscule by several hands, with r and s going well below the line; roundish, pre-Caroline minuscule occurs in several passages (foll. 6v, 21, 75, etc.): g has the Insular form; uncial N is frequent; ti ligature occurs for soft ti; the hand seen on fol. 6v bears striking resemblance to that of Meginfrit, the scribe of Bamberg Class. 3 (11), formerly M. V. 12 (CLA 8.1027a). Lists of German names are added by a ninth-century hand on foll. Av and 153v.


☛B. Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2768, dates the text to the early ninth century.

Last modified 01 May 2019