|Script||Uncial and Anglo-Saxon Majuscule|
|Date||VIII (701 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written doubtless on the Continent, partly by Thomas, and probably in a centre like Echternach where Anglo-Saxon and native scribes could have collaborated. Belonged to Christopher Graf von Kesselstatt. Now kept in the Cathedral treasury.
|TM Number||TM 67503|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).|
|Name||Thomas Gospels. Trier Gospels.|
Script is mostly uncial of a French type, except for foll. 5v–9r, 10–14, 19–20r, 141–144v which are in excellent Anglo-Saxon majuscule; the two scribes worked side by side; noteworthy in the uncial are the forms of A, G, sickle-shaped suprascript U, and Z which goes well below the line; in the Insular parts d, n, r, and s have two forms, with the majuscule predominating; g in ligature is s-like; the scribe shows his affection for Greek by using 𐌸 for ps (fol. 144). The Insular scribe is named Thomas: 'Thomas scribsit' is seen on foll. 5v (in majuscule) and 125v (in minuscule), 'Thomas' alone on fol. 11 (in majuscule). Numerous marginal liturgical entries saec. VIII, some in uncial, some in cursive minuscule strongly recalling Luxeuil script; an erased entry in Merovingian cursive on fol. 98.
☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 35 (MSS with other close relationships to Luxeuil), dates to 720–40. ☛Gamber, CLLA 260 d. ☛Formerly Trier, Dombibliothek 134 (61). ☛N. Netzer, Cultural interplay in the eighth century (Cambridge 1994).
|Last modified||31 July 2017|