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Volume / Number: 8 / 1202

CLA 1202
  • Bad-Hersfeld Germany Stadtmuseum C 185 (binding)
  • Göttingen Germany Universitasbibliothek Deutsches Seminar Müller III, 1–2
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon scriptorium on the Continent, and doubtless in Germany. The Göttingen fragments were certainly in Germany by the year 1587, when they were used as a jacket for accounts: the entries 'Das 3. Quartall' and '1587 3' stand on fol. 1. They came into the possession of the Deutsches Seminar in 1890 from Prof. W. Muller's estate and have been on loan in the University Library since 1938. The Hersfeld leaves cover a seventeenth-century account book of a parish in the Hersfeld Fürstentum.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67341
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Tractatus in Evangelium Iohannis (in 16–17).
Script Commentary

Script is an Anglo-Saxon minuscule of a distinct type characterized by long descenders and with a protruding chest; a has the open form or the normal closed form or the closed form with the shaft elongated and curved; subscript i here and there in ligature. Corrections in Caroline minuscule saec. IX and X.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1404.

Last modified 17 May 2019