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Volume / Number: 8 / 1055

CLA 1055
  • Berlin Germany Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz Phillipps 1662
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an important Anglo-Saxon centre in the Mainz-Fulda-Hersfeld region, partly the work of the scribe Adalhartus (fol. 241). Given to the monastery of St Vincentius in Metz by Deodericus, bishop of that city (965–984). Belonged to the Jesuit College de Clermont, then passed into the Meerman collection in 1764 and into that of Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1824. Bought by the Berlin Royal Library in 1887.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67192
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, In Evangelium Iohannis.
Script Commentary

Script is an expert Anglo-Saxon minuscule of a distinct type with characteristically long descenders and the with a protruding chest or resembling a flat-topped elongated yogh; d has two forms, uncial and minuscule; N is occasionally majuscule; capital T occurs in mid-word; one scribe begins the first shaft of m and similar strokes with a short hair-line; various ligatures with e: ei, er, es, etc. Corrections in Caroline minuscule saec. X.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 403. ☛Schiller, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung p. 208.

Last modified 09 August 2018