|Script||Anglo-Saxon Majuscule and Minuscule|
|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written presumably in Northumbria. The fragment seems to have come from the monastery Niederaltaich in Bavaria; according to the Leipzig catalogues of 1737 and 1752 it was formerly bound together with MS Rep. II. 35 b which belonged to this monastery. Formerly in Leipzig Stadtbibliothek and apparently a membrum disiectum with the leaf reproduced in CLA 8.1229, which is now missing.
|TM Number||TM 67363|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 1.2–6.4).|
Script, by more than one hand, is Anglo-Saxon majuscule up to cap. 1. 20: a, d, and r have two forms; n (N occurs rarely); S throughout; thereafter compressed Anglo-Saxon minuscule with numerous majuscule elements: a has four forms, one form being tall and open at the top; i at the beginning of words has a tendency to be somewhat longer; S is frequent; the lower left limb of x here and there forms a shallow s; there is a marked tendency to use somewhat ornate forms (a, d, q, and even m with the second bow curiously elongated to fill out the line as in the Book of Kells, CLA 2.274). Corrections by Insular and later Continental hands. Some glosses in a crude late eighth-century (?) hand.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|