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Volume / Number: S / 1678

CLA 1678
Shelfmarks
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer France Bibliothèque Municipale 106 (127) (fragm.)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon scriptorium, possibly on the Continent, to judge by a certain similarity to one hand of Boulogne 58 (63 and 64), foll. 20v–21 (CLA 6.737). Our fragment comes also from St-Bertin (cf. the fifteenth-century ex-libris on fol. 1 of the manuscript proper).

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67847
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Evangelia (1.12, 13).
Script Commentary

Script is a somewhat stiff Anglo-Saxon minuscule still retaining some majuscule features: a has three forms; d has two forms, the uncial less frequent; e is theta-shaped here and there; the bow of p ends in a thickening resembling a comma, a feature peculiarly Insular; r is easily mistaken for n; minuscule s predominates and goes well below the line; the bows of d and q are open at the top.

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