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Volume / Number: 9 / 1412

CLA 1412
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 45
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre in Germany, probably in the Würzburg region, and presumably in a nunnery if Abirhilt may be taken as one of the scribes. Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library, where the manuscript bore the numbers ‘CXXXIIII' and '64'.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67551
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Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Evangelia.
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, presents a variety of Anglo-Saxon minuscule types: one hand has characteristic, long descenders; the female name 'abirhilt', entered in the upper margin of fol. 71v by the hand of the text, may be the scribe's. An Anglo-Saxon hand saec. VIII–IX entered a note on the mystical jewels on fol. 73, and a contemporary Continental hand showing Insular influence added a list 'subscriptio episcoporum sanctorum'; this last hand also filled in part of the colophons and headings. Old High German glosses scratched in. Various probationes pennae saec. IX and X on the first and last pages, originally left blank.

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