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Volume / Number: 11 / **144

CLA **144
  • Cambridge, Mass. USA Harvard University MS Typ. 613
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 14938
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 29410/2
  • New York, N. Y. USA Columbia University, Plimpton Collection MS 127
  • Regensburg Germany Staatliche Bibliothek fr. without number
Script Irish Majuscule and Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless on the Continent in a scriptorium with Irish connections. The Plimpton leaves came, through J. Martini, from the Ernst Fischer collection, and originally, no doubt, as did the Munich fragments, from St Emmeram's at Regensburg.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 66244
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae (1, 11, fragm.), Interrogationes et Responses (fragm.); Arnobius Iunior, Expositio in Evangelia, Computistica; Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae.
Script Commentary

Script is a curious debased Insular majuscule by an inexpert scribe: d occasionally has the uncial form with the ascender almost vertical; i is often subscript after m and n, also after u and c; i-longa used initially and medially; the bow of q is mostly open and rises above the stem. See also under Cambridge (formerly Cheltenham) and Munich.


☛Formerly Cheltenham, Private collection Phillipps 20688 (foll. 1–8). ☛Formerly Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 29051 b.

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