|Script||Anglo-Saxon Minuscule verging on Cursive|
|Date||VIII med (726 - 775)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written doubtless in England, as script and vernacular glosses suggest. During the Middle Ages the manuscript lay probably in some English foundation in Germany. The fragments were used for binding purposes; a paper title referring to accounts of 1652 was pasted until recently on MS 139, 2. Belonged to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (†1863 and 1859).
|TM Number||TM 67845|
|Contents||Glossae in Libros Bibliae, etc.; Augustinus, Excerpta.|
Script is Anglo-Saxon minuscule by two hands, one calligraphic, the other rather rapid and less expert without ruled lines to guide it: ligatures are numerous (e.g. bs with i or u superscript for bis, bus; li; um; mor; even modo written without lifting the pen). Anglo-Saxon glosses occur in the glossary and are marked by a small s (saxonice) above the word.
☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 344.
|Last modified||25 July 2017|