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Volume / Number: 8 / 1195

CLA 1195
  • Freiburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek 702
Script Uncial and Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII (720 - 740)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in an Anglo-Saxon centre on the Continent, perhaps at Echternach. Found in an old rent-roll of the monastery of Tholey near Trier by Mr H. Jonas of Saarbrucken, from whom the Freiburg University Library bought it in 1913.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67336
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelium (Vulgata, Lc, Argumentum et Capitula, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script of the argument on foll. 1–2 is an English uncial vaguely recalling the Northumbrian type: uncial A has a shallow oval bow; the two bows of M are almost closed; S is often top-heavy; the Anglo-Saxon forms of , t, y (with both branches curving to the right), and other letters occur in the uncial text; script of the capitula on fol. 2v is a bold Anglo-Saxon majuscule: d, n, and r have both majuscule and minuscule forms; S is regularly majuscule.


☛CLA date changed to follow N. Netzer, Cultural interplay in the eighth century (Cambridge 1994), p. 116.

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