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Volume / Number: S / 1760

CLA 1760
  • Shrewsbury United Kingdom Shropshire Record Office without number
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in a Northumbrian centre, to judge by palaeographical considerations. Found in 1960 among rubbish on the floor of an eighteenth-century house in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, when the house was being searched prior to demolition. Now kept in the County Record Office in Shrewsbury.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67893
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Commentarii in Matthaeum (11.21–30, 13.37–50).
Script Commentary

Script is Anglo-Saxon minuscule: a has three forms, d has two; the final stroke of m is often inflated and goes below the line; here and there the shoulder of r descends very low; the form of z is bizarre and its oblique stroke goes well below the line; m is frequently written sideways at line-end; the te ligature occurs.

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