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Volume / Number: 2 / 144

CLA 144
  • Cambridge, Mass. USA Harvard University MS Typ. 613 (20688) (foll. 1–8)
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 14938 (29051)(b)
  • 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
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless on the Continent in a scriptorium with Irish connections. Some of the Munich leaves are known to come from fifteenth-century bindings of volumes from the monastery of St Emmeram at Regensburg, which is doubtless true of all the rest. The Cheltenham leaves were sold by Libri in 1859.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66244
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae (1, 11, fragm.), Interrogationes et Responsiones (fragm.); Arnobius Iunior, Opus Incertum(?), Expositio in Evangelia, Computus; Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a very curious debased type of Irish majuscule difficult to date; perhaps its nearest likeness may be seen in the lemmata in Oxford Laud Misc. 460 (Gregorius in Iob, in Irish script saec. XI): D (with long and almost vertical top-stroke), R and S are usually uncial, n is regularly minuscule (the curious form of R could be mistaken for n). One Munich leaf is in Insular minuscule and shows Continental influence.


☛Formerly Cheltenham, Private collection Phillipps 20688 (foll. 1–8). ☛Formerly Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 29051 b. ☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 1 p. 257 (Clm 29051b). ☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 pp. 289-290 no. 3458

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