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Volume / Number: 9 / 1422

CLA 1422
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 67
Script Uncial
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a backward scriptorium under Insular influence on the Continent; ornamentation and possibly also syllabification may suggest Britanny. Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library, where it bore the number 'CCXXXI'; later number '6' in the treasure of the Cathedral.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67561
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io 1.1–18.35).
Script Commentary

Script is a curious artificial uncial: the form of G is noteworthy; b, d, and some other letters here and there have the minuscule form at line-ends. Corrections in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. VIII–IX or IX (fol. 17r–v, etc.). Aldhelm’s poem 'Metrica tirones' etc. in Continental (probably Alemannic) minuscule saec. VIII–IX; the front cover of the manuscript contains two Carolingian ivories of Alemannic type. Numerous Old High German glosses written with red chalk. The manuscript has neither canon tables nor the Eusebian sections in the margins; the Gospels of Mark and John begin with 'Sequentia sancti evangelii secundum . . .' instead of a title.


☛Houghton, 'A Newly Identified Old Latin Gospel Manuscript', JTS 2009 (60) 1. ☛Handlist of Breton Manuscripts.

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