|Script||Uncial and Anglo-Saxon Minuscule|
|Date||VIII (751 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in England, probably in the South or in Mercia. Was in Germany at latest by the ninth century, to judge by the glosses. Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library: the entry 'LIBER SCI KYLIANI', saec. XII–XIII, stands on fol. 1. Was later no. 'CVII' and '59' in that library.
|TM Number||TM 67566|
Script of foll. 1–8v is English uncial derived apparently from French models: B with the square, open upper bow resembles the same Russian letter; G has a decidedly straight tail; many letters have forked finials; LL run together; bold Insular majuscule is seen in lines 1–2 of fol. 2. Anglo-Saxon minuscule with some majuscule admixture, by several hands, is seen on foll. 8v ff.: p and q occur in fancy forms even in mid-word. Anglo-Saxon cursive minuscule occurs in the final lines of fol. 24, with e in ligature having the lower bow reversed. Corrections in uncial or in Anglo-Saxon minuscule. Scribbles in Anglo-Saxon cursive in the margin of foll. 11 and 12v. Numerous Old English (Kentish) and Old High German glosses scratched in.
☛Gneuss, Handlist 994. ☛Sims-Williams, Medium Aevum 48 (1979), p. 9 argues for Worchester provenance.
|Last modified||29 June 2017|