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Volume / Number: 9 / 1427

CLA 1427
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 149 a
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre on the Continent, to judge by the use of parchment, and probably by a scribe trained in the Northumbrian tradition; textually there is some affinity with the oldest Freising copies of the Moralia in CLM 6382 and 6297 (CLA 9.1278 and 1263). Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library: the entry 'Liber sci Kyliani', saec. XII–XIII, is seen on fol. 1v. It bore the number 'XII', later '78'.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67567
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Iob (32–35).
Script Commentary

Script is a pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule: a is open, likewise the bow of d; both branches of y lean to the right. The uncial used in the lemmata on foll. 45v and 46 recalls somewhat the type seen in the capitula in Northumbrian manuscripts (CLA 2.260; 3.299). The fence-shaped Insular M is seen in the opening line on fol. 32v. The Greek letter Ψ is used here and there in 'psalmista’ and similar words. Some corrections in ninth-century Caroline minuscule.

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