|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in England. The manuscript apparently was broken up for binding purposes at Mont-St-Michel, as the three Avranches leaves come from this monastery. The St Petersburg leaf was acquired by Peter Dubrowsky (catalogue of 1845) during the French Revolution; it entered the Imperial Library in 1805.
|TM Number||TM 66899|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mc 2.5–19, Lc 1–2, 5, 24.7–22, Io praef.).|
Script is a bold, expert, calligraphic uncial mixed with capital elements by an Anglo-Saxon hand; G is regularly capital (also found in the Codex Aureus, CLA 11.1642, and the Vespasian Psalter , CLA 2.193), A and Q often, D, E, and V here and there; I is long initially except where followed by a tall letter; tall T occurs at line-end; X is high-waisted; LL run together; ascenders and descenders are remarkably long. The wedge-shaped finial of uncial ꝺ betrays Anglo-Saxon penmanship. Smaller uncial script is used in the Preface to John.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|