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Volume / Number: S / 1679

CLA 1679
  • Cambridge United Kingdom St John's College Aa 5.1 (fol. 67)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Northumbria, to judge by features it has in common with our numbers 1676 and 1703 referred to above. Removed from the binding of Cambridge MS St John's College H. 6, Bede's Super Apocalypsim saec. XII, a manuscript from Ramsey Abbey.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67848
Support Parchment
Contents Cassiodorus, Expositio in Psalmos (76.3–8).
Script Commentary

Script is pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule with numerous cursive elements, the most striking being the elongated, upward-swinging top of : descenders unusually long; the ascenders of b, l, and h are curved, that of d is often looped (as in the Berlin fragment of Pelagius, CLA 12.1676); i, it, a, and m occur subscript and u occurs suprascript; many ligatures.

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