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CLA 126
  • Cambridge United Kingdom Corpus Christi College 286
Script Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy. The gospel text is closely akin to that of the Codex Oxoniensis (CLA 2.230). Probably brought to England by the early missionaries sent from Rome. Was certainly in England by the end of the seventh or the early eighth century, as corrections show. At Canterbury at latest in the eleventh century. Presented to Corpus Christi College by Archbishop Parker (†1575).

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66230
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Gospels of St Augustine.
Script Commentary

Script is a well-formed natural uncial, not of the oldest type; occasionally the upper part of D is stem-like; the base of L ends in a hair-line. Noteworthy are the tiny monograms used by the scribe for the evangelists in the margins marking the parallel passages. Numerous corrections in English uncial saec. VIII and in early Anglo-Saxon minuscule. A blank page (fol. 77v) is used for copying an Anglo-Saxon document saec. XI relating to Canterbury.


☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 3. ☛Gamber, CLLA 404.

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