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Volume / Number: 8 / 1164

CLA 1164
  • Cologne Germany Dombibliothek without number
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule and Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, but doubtless some Continental centre with Anglo-Saxon traditions, most likely in the Corbie area. The manuscript probably belonged early to the Cologne cathedral library, where our fragments were used in the bindings of MSS 34 and 211.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67304
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Epistula ad Massonam; De Mutatione Lunae; Glossae in Apocalypsim.
Script Commentary

Script is a rather cursive and somewhat diluted Anglo-Saxon minuscule, showing Continental influence and recalling the Vatican Theodore of Mopsuestia (CLA 1.4); a graceful pre-Caroline minuscule betraying Insular influence and faintly recalling some features of the Corbie a-b type (ligatures et and gy) is seen on the lower half of one page.

Last modified 29 June 2017