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Volume / Number: S / **1229

CLA **1229
  • Leipzig Germany Stadtbibliothek Rep. II 35 a
  • Leipzig Germany Stadtbibliothek without number
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.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67363
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 1.2–6.4).
Script Commentary

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