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Volume / Number: 9 / 1407

CLA 1407
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 27
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule and Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon scriptorium on the Continent, probably in Germany, but hardly at Würzburg, though the manuscript may have reached this centre by the ninth century if the probatio pennae may be taken as a guide. Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library; cf. the shelf-marks 'LVII' and '148'.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67546
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Contents Origenes-Rufinus, Homiliae in Numeros (1–28).
Script Commentary

Script, by various hands, is partly a rather crude Anglo-Saxon majuscule verging on minuscule, partly Anglo-Saxon minuscule unlike the types found in other Würzburg manuscripts; in the majuscule part n is regularly minuscule, r mostly minuscule; y has various forms, including the one with both branches curving to the right; z thrusts boldly below the line; in the minuscule part g resembles an elongated 3; the ci ligature is a closed oval with a tail. A charter hand saec. IX entered a letter address mentioning Cristianus on fol. 30; the familiar probatio pennae 'omnium ini[mi]corum' etc., saec. IX, found in other Würzburg manuscripts, is seen on fol. 90v.

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