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Volume / Number: 10 / 1500

CLA 1500
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Lat. 1224
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule and Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written by the Anglo-Saxon scribe Cutbercht in an important centre on the Continent, to judge by the use of parchment, the type of uncial seen, and the character of the text (teste Köhler), and most likely at Salzburg, to judge by its early corrections and additions, by its relation to the Austrian Codex Millenarius (saec. IX in.) now in Kremsmünster, and by the presence of corrections in what seems to be Cutbercht’s hand in a Salzburg manuscript of the Prophets (CLA 10.1445). The scribe’s subscription on fol. Ov reads: ‘Cutberc\h/t. scripsit ista. IIII . evangelia’. The manuscript was no. 46 in the Salzburg cathedral library. Brought to Vienna in 1806.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67688
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Cuthbert Gospels.
Script Commentary

Script, apparently all by Cutbercht, is partly large Anglo-Saxon majuscule (especially foll. 1–7, 198–205), partly compressed majuscule verging on minuscule, and often almost pure minuscule which for a few lines on foll. 71 and 109 turns into cursive; the majuscule shows mostly , N, R, S; uncial A frequent in various forms; uncial M occurs here and there; u is occasionally indicated by a suprascript horizontal flourish; y has two forms. Uncial with both U and V is used on part of fol. 72. A list of liturgical sections was added by a ninth-century Salzburg hand on foll. l*–0v. Corrections by other Carolingian Salzburg hands. The names ‘rudtrud liutker’ (saec. IX or X) on fol. 2. A Nota Tironiana ‘reclamatam’ (?) on fol. 124.


☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 2 no. 24. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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