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Volume / Number: 8 / 1144

CLA 1144
  • Bad-Hersfeld Germany Stadtarchiv Lat. 4 No. 8
  • Columbia, Mo. USA University of Missouri Fragm. Manuscripta 8
  • Durham United Kingdom Cathedral Library MS C. IV. 8
  • Kassel Germany Landesbibliothek MS Theol. 266
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (798) (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre in Germany, possibly at Hersfeld. The fragment now at Hersfeld was used in 1582 for binding the records of the leper hospital; the Kassel bifolium was found between records originally in the Hersfeld 'Reichskammergericht’. To judge by script, punctuation, and measurements it is possible that the fragment of Lib. 31 now in the binding of Durham C. IV. 8 (CLA 2.155) is a remnant of the sixth volume of the same series of Gregory's work. The seventh volume usually comprised Libb. 32–35.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 66259
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Iob (23.47–49, 31.9–11, 33.47–49, 35.21–26).
Script Commentary

Script is an Anglo-Saxon minuscule by more than one scribe: the long descenders are characteristic; g has two forms, one with a sharp protruding chest, the other resembling a slim, flat-topped 3; i-longa occurs even medially; subscript i after n.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 965. ☛Formerly Kassel, Landesbibliothek Manuskripten-Anhang 19.

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