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Volume / Number: 10 / 1557

CLA 1557
  • Ghent Belgium Universiteitsbibliotheek MS 254 (Catal. 445) (fol. 172)
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Ireland. The tenth-century volume for which our fragment serves as fly-leaf formerly belonged to the monastery of St Martin on the Moselle (cf. the ex-libris saec. XII at the top of fol. 1v).

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67724
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, Iob 33.24–34.22).
Script Commentary

Script is a not very regular Irish majuscule: d and r are regularly minuscule, n mostly so; S is usually majuscule and rather tall and top-heavy; R seems reserved for initials; the second curve of a is sometimes considerably extended; the tail of sweeps boldly to the right; y has the characteristic Irish form with both branches curving to the right; the bows of b and p are often inflated, those of e and o are usually compressed. Probationes pennae in Continental minuscule saec. X on the recto.

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