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Volume / Number: 8 / 1198

CLA 1198
  • Fulda Germany Landesbibliothek Bonifatianus 3
Script Irish Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written, at least in part, by the Irish scribe Cadmug, but as early as the late ninth century believed to be an autograph of Boniface, who may have been the actual owner of the manuscript. Came to Fulda presumably after his death. According to the rest of the note on fol. 65v the manuscript was alienated from the monastery by King Arnulf (†899), but restored by him at the request of Abbot Huoggi (891–915).

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67339
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt 1.1–9.27, 11.25–28.20, Mc 1.1–10.1, 12.1–37, 14.1–16.20, Lc, Io 1.1–18.15, 19.27–21.25).
Name Cadmug Gospels.
Script Commentary

Script is a small, rapid, uncalligraphic Irish minuscule with occasional cursive elements which become more numerous at the end of the Gospels. The subscription 'Dō gratias ago cadmug scribsit' stands at the end of the last Gospel on fol. 65. A few interlinear Old-Irish glosses occur. The entry 'ó emanuel' is seen in the upper margin of some leaves; the partly cut off probatio pennae 'omnium inimicor' in contemporary Irish minuscule stands on fol. 30v. The entry on fol. 65v in Caroline minuscule saec. IX–X in gold reads in part: ‘hoc evangelium scs bonifatius martyr dni gloriosus ut nobis seniorum relatione compertū ē propriis conscripsit manibus'.


☛B. van Regemorter, 'La reliure des manuscrits du S Cuthbert et de S Boniface' Scriptorium 3 (1949) 45–51.

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