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Volume / Number: S / 1685

CLA 1685
  • Düsseldorf Germany Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek MS-A-19
  • Düsseldorf Germany Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek K 16: Z 1/1
  • Tokyo Japan Private Collection Takamiya without number
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Werden, possibly in England. The surviving leaves come from Werden. The leaf containing Iudic. 10.7–11.26, formerly belonging to the library of Schloss Arenfels, is still to be located.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67852
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Contents Testamentum Vetus, Octateuchus (Vulgata, Gn, Ex, Lv, Nm, Dt, Ios, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script of the main hand is finely-penned, compressed Anglo-Saxon minuscule with long descenders, somehow lacking the typical Anglo-Saxon verve: the normal Anglo-Saxon minuscule a is often left open at the top; d is the rule with occurring; the shafts of larger tall letters at the beginning of sentences have a tendency to buckle. It is to be noted that the script of two leaves from the beginning of Genesis is more akin to that of Berlin MS Theol. lat. fol. 366, another Anglo-Saxon manuscript from Werden (not included in CLA). Small corrections in Caroline minuscule.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1061.

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