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Volume / Number: 9 / 1426

CLA 1426
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 79
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.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67566
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Synonyma.
Script Commentary

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.

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