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Volume / Number: 8 / 1163

CLA 1163
  • Cologne Germany Dombibliothek 213
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule and Minuscule
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Northumbria, whence the manuscript was brought to the Continent. Was probably at Cologne by the eighth century. For modern history, see CLA 8.1146; its Darmstadt number was 2336.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67303
Support Parchment
Contents Collectio Canones Sanblasiana.
Script Commentary

Script is a bold Anglo-Saxon majuscule, by several scribes: d, n, r, s are used in both majuscule and minuscule forms, but minuscule d, n, r predominate; is rather long; n at line-ends is occasionally placed sideways in a 3-shaped form; u here and there is suprascript and cup-shaped; Anglo-Saxon minuscule is used for the subscriptions of the bishops (foll. 16 ff., 57v ff., 60v ff., and 76v ff.), for the whole of fol. 83r, and especially for the final line or lines (mostly three) of all other pages, the last line being sometimes almost pure cursive with e having the lower bow reversed. Some corrections or notes in pointed Insular minuscule, partly of the Northumbrian type (fol. 27v). The entry 'SIGIBERTUS SCRIPSIT' in uncial saec. VIII (fol. 143) is presumably by the same scribe who entered his name in Cologne MS 212 (see CLA 8.1162).

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