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Volume / Number: 9 / 1414

CLA 1414
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 47
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre, probably on the Continent. The scribe's name, Erkanfrit, suggests that the centre was in Germany; but it is not excluded that the manuscript was written in Kent, especially as the biblical glosses sprang from the Canterbury school. Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library, where it bore the numbers XXXI and 123 .

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67553
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Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Evangelia (1–20), Homiliae in Ezechielem (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script, by Erkanfrit, is a delicately-penned Anglo-Saxon minuscule recalling the script of Düsseldorf E. 32 (CLA 8.1188); descenders go well below the line. The name 'Erkanfrit' is seen in runes at the end of the text (fol. 71). A monogram, probably 'VERA', on fol. 26v. A liturgical entry in minuscule saec. IX–X with neumes in the upper margin of foll. 44v f.

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