|Date||VIII med (726 - 775)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in Northumbria, probably at the abbey of Wearmouth-Jarrow, as indicated by the uncial used on fol. 46v and by its similarity in script, in manner of indicating citations, and in decoration, to the St Petersburg Bede (CLA 11.1621), a manuscript of such close textual affinities that it seems likely to have been the exemplar of our codex. Suffered much from the fire of 1731 in Sir Robert Cotton's library.
|TM Number||TM 67864|
|Contents||Beda, Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum.|
Script is calligraphic, pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule by a master scribe, altogether an artistic performance: c before o at the beginning of a word is often tall; ꝺ is uniformly uncial; Ᵹ is slender and descends considerably below the line; i-longa is frequent at the beginning of words; the final stroke of m at word-end sweeps below the line in a slight curve; descenders are long; ligatures include forms with subscript a, i, and t. One-word summaries, notes of various dates, and Latin rubrics in Anglo-Saxon letters added in the margins.
|Last modified||03 July 2017|