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Volume / Number: 10 / 1550

CLA 1550
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale II 1052 (foll. 137–140)
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Insular, presumably Anglo-Saxon, centre on the Continent, to judge by the kind of skin used. The twelfth-century manuscript of Ailred of Rievaulx and Bernard of Clairvaux to which the surviving leaves are attached comes from the monastery of Alne. Later it formed no. 4629 in the Phillipps collection, whence it was acquired for the Bibliotheque Royale in 1888.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67717
Support Parchment
Contents Biblia. Octateuchus (Vulgata, Idc 20.43–21.18, Rt 2.6–16, Act 2.6–16).
Script Commentary

Script is a compressed Insular, presumably Anglo-Saxon, majuscule is used more frequently than d; n and are regularly minuscule; r has both majuscule and minuscule forms; ligatures with e are frequent. The capitulatio on foll. 138r–v is in somewhat smaller script.

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