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Volume / Number: 9 / 1424

CLA 1424
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 69
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in an Anglo-Saxon centre in Germany, to judge from the script, and presumably, though not certainly, in the Würzburg region. Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library, where it bore the numbers 'CL' and '33'.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67564
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Epistulae Pauli (Rm, 1 Cor, 2 Cor, Gal, Eph, Phil, Col, 1 Th, 2 Th, 1 Tim, 2 Tim, Tit, Phlm, Hbr).
Script Commentary

Script is an Anglo-Saxon minuscule of a German type with characteristic long descenders and with a pointed protruding chest; another form of g resembles an elongated 3, and g in ligature with following n resembles an elongated s; final m often has the third shaft curved and going below the line; in the ci ligature c is closed; numerous ligatures used. Misplaced familiarity with Greek is seen in ꝺH for de and in ΧΠS and ΧΠΙ for XPS and XPI (foll. 7 and 1). Corrections in ninth-century Caroline minuscule. The probatio pennae 'omniu inimicorum suorū domabitur'(!) in Caroline minuscule is seen on fol. 16v.

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