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Volume / Number: 9 / 1430a

CLA 1430a
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. Q. 2
Script Uncial
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy. Came to England, probably in the seventh century, where some missing leaves were restored (see next item). The oldest English ex-libris 'Cuthsuuithae boec thaerae abbatissan' in old Anglo-Saxon majuscule stands on fol. 1; the only abbess known by this name was in charge of a nunnery in or near Worcester about the year 700. Reached Würzburg perhaps by the eighth century. Belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library, where it bore the numbers 'C' and '47'.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67570
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, In Ecclesiasten.
Script Commentary

Script is a beautiful bold uncial of the oldest type: the bow of A is pointed; the hasta of E is high; the tail of G is curved and rather short; M and N are broad. A group of pre-Caroline Notae Tironianae is seen in the margin of fol. 52. The familiar probatio pennae ‘omnium inimicorum suorum' appears on fol. 113v in uncial saec. VIII and twice on the front fly-leaf. For strips in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. VIII–IX, used to strengthen the binding, see CLA 9.1401.


Index Tironianorum.

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