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CLA 147
  • Durham United Kingdom Cathedral Library MS A.II.10 (foll. 2–5, 338, 339)
  • Durham United Kingdom Cathedral Library MS C.III.13 (foll. 192–195)
  • Durham United Kingdom Cathedral Library MS C.III.20
Script Insular Majuscule
Date VII med (626 - 675)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Northumbria, by a scribe trained in the pure Irish tradition. The text is of the Irish family and has striking affinities with Codex E of the Gospels (London, Egerton 609, saec. IX in.), copied from an Insular exemplar.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66247
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 14–18, 22–25, 27–28; Mc 1–6, 8–14).
Script Commentary

Script is a late example of Insular majuscule verging on minuscule with a distinct Irish flavour; d, n, r, s have both the uncial and minuscule form; h often has the shaft bending far to the left; both branches of y are curved to the right and the stem turns to the left; z sweeps below the line and the last stroke is an upward curl; uncial A, occurs; a three-arched M standing on its side occurs at line-ends (as in CLA 2.187 and 274, etc.); suprascript u resembles an oblique shallow s.


☛CLA first-edition date (VIII) changed to follow CLA 6, p. X and second edition. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 9.

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