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Volume / Number: 9 / 1398

CLA 1398
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 183 (fly-leaf)
Script Irish Majuscule verging on Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Ireland. Used for binding a fifteenth-century manuscript which belonged to the monastery of St Stephan at Würzburg: the entry ‘Iste liber pertinet ad monasterium sancti Stephani in Herbipoli' (saec. XV) stands on fol. 1 of the main manuscript.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67537
Support Parchment
Contents Beda, De Ratione Temporum (praefatio, capitula).
Script Commentary

Script is angular, compressed Irish majuscule verging on minuscule or minuscule with many majuscule adhesions, recalling to some extent the script of Karlsruhe Fragm. Aug. 20 (CLA 8.1118): a has two forms; d and are mostly minuscule, n regularly so, R regularly majuscule; in the ligatures gi, ri, ti, xi the i resembles a shallow s; other ligatures are fi, tia, tio. Contemporary glosses in small Irish minuscule.


☛Formerly Würzburg, Universität M. Ch. F. 206.

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