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Volume / Number: S1 / 1849

CLA 1849
  • New Haven, Conn. USA Yale University, Beinecke Library MS 516
Script Uncial
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England at a Northumbrian centre. In the fourteenth century the fragment served as fly-leaf to a book which belonged to Reynerus de Capella, a monk of the Benedictine monastery at Soest (Westphalia); cf. his ex-libris on the verso. Acquired in 1972.

CLA Vol. S1
TM Number TM 68682
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Moralia in Iob (18.26.41–42).
Script Commentary

Script is a very careful, regular uncial of the type practiced in the Northumbrian monastery of Jarrow or Wearmouth: the bow of A is a thin shallow loop; R is generally open; horizontal finials and upper curves are fork-shaped. There are two additions to words at line-ends; the first, in Anglo-Saxon minuscule, is manifestly by an Insular scribe, the second in small uncial.

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