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Volume / Number: 9 / 1415

CLA 1415
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 61 [palimpsest new]
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Ireland and partly glossed there in the centre where the Würzburg St Paul originated (CLA 9.1403). Other Irish glosses were probably written on the Continent. It has been suggested that this and other Irish manuscripts were brought to Würzburg by Clemens Scottus, who apparently died there after 826. Was No. 'LXXXVIII', later '140', in the Cathedral Library.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67554
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt).
Script Commentary

Script is Irish majuscule of a late type: d and n are mostly minuscule, R and S mostly majuscule; m consisting of three bows placed sideways occurs on fol. 27v at line-end; st occur in ligature. Many glosses, including some Irish words on fol. 28*, by four Irish hands saec. VIII–IX and IX on the inserted slips and between the lines of the text; one of these hands, which writes all of fol. 19•r–v in a narrow and angular script and is probably the oldest of the four, has some resemblance to the text script of the Irish St Paul, M. p. th. f. 12 (CLA 9.1403).


☛McGurk, Gospel Books No. 79. ☛M. Cahill, Peritia 16 (2002) 1–25. ☛Y. Hen, Liturgical palimpsests, Bibliologia 26, 2007, p. 53 no. XIX.

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