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Volume / Number: S / 1786

CLA 1786
  • Düsseldorf Germany Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Hs. K16: Z 3/1
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Northumbria, to judge by palaeographical features; to be compared with the Northumbrian manuscript, Durham B. II. 30 (CLA 2.152), which also contains the same abbreviated text of this work. The fragment came from Werden; the sixteenth-century entry 'MOERS' apparently refers to Moers near Krefeld where the old Benedictine abbey had property.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67915
Support Parchment
Contents Cassiodorus, Commentarius in Psalmos (Abbreviatio, Ps 144.7–19).
Script Commentary

Script is a not very regular, compressed Anglo-Saxon majuscule verging on minuscule with d , n, r, R (rarely), S ; a has two forms; the uprights of d and h here and there curve to the left at the top; i-longa is frequent initially; the shoulder of r goes very low; ligatures occur, e.g., ei, ha with a subscript. The script changes to minuscule at the end of one column (see verso). The text was rather carelessly written and shows erasures and corrections in small Anglo-Saxon minuscule.

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