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Volume / Number: 6 / 826

CLA 826
  • Saint-Omer France Bibliothèque Municipale 257 (foll. 1–7)
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Northumbria, to judge by script. Later at St Omer where our leaves were preserved; the entry saec. XIV–XV 'De libraria sci Bertini' stands on fol. 1v.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 67606
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mc 1.21–4.41).
Script Commentary

Script is Anglo-Saxon majuscule of a rather compressed type: d, n, r, s have two forms, n, r, s are more frequent than N, R, ; the shoulder of r is very low and the letter could easily be mistaken for n; the oblique of z descends boldly below the line; uncial A occurs with the pointed bow prolonged below the line; the scribe drops into minuscule at the ends of lines.

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