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Volume / Number: 8 / 1226

CLA 1226
  • Bad-Hersfeld Germany Stadtarchiv Lat. 17
  • Bad-Hersfeld Germany Stadtarchiv Lat. 20
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Northumbria, but an Anglo-Saxon centre in Germany is not to be excluded. Belonged apparently to the Hersfeld abbey library; both fragments were used in 1589 for binding records of the Hersfeld hospital.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67360
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, 2 Par 13.6–21, 15.1–16.14, 17.17–18.13).
Script Commentary

Script is a compressed Anglo-Saxon majuscule by a well-trained scribe: and d, S and , n regularly minuscule, r mostly; noteworthy are the round form of a, which predominates, g occasionally resembling a flat-topped, elongated numeral 3, open q at the beginning of words, and y with both branches curving to the right; numerous ligatures.

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