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Volume / Number: 8 / 1205

CLA 1205
  • Gotha Germany Forschungsbibliothek Gotha Membr. I 18
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, manifestly an Anglo-Saxon centre with high calligraphic standards. Belonged probably to Murbach. Bought by Duke Ernest II (†1804) of Gotha-Altenburg from J. B. Maugérard between the years 1795 and 1802.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67344
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Script Commentary

Script is a somewhat compressed Anglo-Saxon majuscule: d and n are regularly minuscule, R and S mostly majuscule; y has both branches curving to the right; letters vary considerably in size. Corrections by various contemporary hands in Anglo-Saxon majuscule, compressed majuscule, or pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule. A correction saec. VIII–IX on fol. 221 is in minuscule of the type common in the Lake Constance region.

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