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Volume / Number: 11 / **730

CLA **730
  • Avranches France Bibliothèque Municipale 48 (foll. I–II)
  • Avranches France Bibliothèque Municipale 66 (foll. I–II)
  • Avranches France Bibliothèque Municipale 71 (foll. A–B)
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. O. v. I. 1
Script Uncial
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.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 66899
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mc 2.5–19, Lc 1–2, 5, 24.7–22, Io praef.).
Script Commentary

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 betrays Anglo-Saxon penmanship. Smaller uncial script is used in the Preface to John.

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