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Volume / Number: S / 1676

CLA 1676
  • Berlin Germany Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz Grimm-Nachlass Konvolut 139.1
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in Northumbria. The medieval home of the manuscript was probably an Anglo-Saxon foundation in Germany. The fragment was used as a book-jacket. Belonged to the Grimm brothers.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67846
Support Parchment
Contents Pelagius, Expositio in Epistulam Pauli ad Philippenses (2.9–25, 2.27–3.12).
Script Commentary

Script is expert Anglo-Saxon minuscule of a compressed type with descenders unusually long: the shoulder of r descends very low and is easily mistaken for the short stroke of another letter; cursive features are seen in the ligature tr and in the looped ascender of d; other ligatures include m, n, tio, and even li in the form of an obtuse angle.

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