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Volume / Number: 11 / 1605

CLA 1605
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. F. v. I. 8
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written certainly in England; the text points to Northumbria, an origin favoured by most art historians, but Kent is suggested by the theta-shaped e found in several contemporary Kentish charters. Belonged to St-Maur-des-Fosses. Later at St-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, where it bore the number 108. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 (fol. 213) and by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67770
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Codex Fossatensis.
Script Commentary

Script, by several scribes, is Anglo-Saxon majuscule partly in compressed form: and d, N and n, R and r are used; S is more frequent than ; e in one hand is distinctly theta-shaped; m turned sideways and pointed u occur at line-end; ligatures such as eNꞅ and n with subscript t are found at line-end. The last line of a page is occasionally in Anglo-Saxon minuscule. A later hand added a note mentioning ‘frideger' on fol. 213v. Runes, scratched in between the columns, occur on fol. 213. Some liturgical rubrics seen here are also found in the Lindisfarne Gospels (CLA 2.187) and the Codex Amiatinus (CLA 3.299).

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