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Volume / Number: 8 / 1134

CLA 1134
  • Kassel Germany Landesbibliothek Theol. fol. 21
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule and Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in a Northumbrian centre and doubtless copied in the Ambrose part from an ancient exemplar. Belonged later to the monastery of Fulda, and is apparently mentioned in the catalogue drawn up about the year 850. Came to Kassel with other Fulda manuscripts in or after 1632, perhaps from the Fulda Jesuit college.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67273
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Altercatio (Luciferiani et Orthodoxi), Epistula ad Pammachium, Commentarii in Ecclesiastem; Ambrosius, Apologia David.
Script Commentary

Script is bold Anglo-Saxon by several hands: the main hand (foll. 2–23, 40–63) is a compressed and roundish majuscule (up to fol. 44), with final line or lines in pointed minuscule recalling the Leningrad Bede; foll. 44v ff. are entirely in this minuscule script (both these Anglo-Saxon types recall CLA 8.1189); in the majuscule, a has three forms; d, R, s are used more often than , r, ; n is the rule; a curious slim Anglo-Saxon majuscule verging increasingly on minuscule with some cursive features is seen on foll. 23v ff. Corrections by eighth-century Anglo-Saxon minuscule hands. A Latin word is scratched in with stylus on fol. 27, a Runic alphabet following the Latin alphabetical order on fol. 63. The front cover is part of the original red leather binding with a delicately stamped cross-pattern.

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