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Volume / Number: 8 / 1172

CLA 1172
  • Kues Germany Hospitalbibliothek 171 (formerly binding)
Script Insular Majuscule
Date VII ex (676 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Ireland, possibly in Northumbria in a centre where Irish tradition was still quite alive. Was in the possession of Cardinal Nicholas of Kues (†1464), who bequeathed his library to the hospital founded by him at Kues near Berncastel.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67311
Support Parchment
Contents Iuvencus, Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor (2.289–344, 562–616).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, expert Insular majuscule with a strong Irish flavour, recalling somewhat the script of the Durham Gospel fragments (CLA 2.147): d, n, r, are regularly minuscule; the shaft of h is often sinuous or leans to the left; m at the end of words often has the third stroke curved and going well below the line. Corrections in Caroline minuscule saec. IX¹.

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