|Date||VIII (701 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written presumably in Northumbria. This part and the part in Insular majuscule described in the next item complete each other and contain the first three gospels; they have the same type of text, viz. that of the Irish family with affinity to the Echternach Gospels (Paris Lat. 9389), whereas the fourth gospel (see CLA 2.148c) is of the Amiatinus family. The MS has been identified with the entry 'Quattuor Evangelia de manu Bedae' in the Durham catalogue of 1391. Documents on fol. 60v and a Papal bull on fol. 101v concern Durham.
|TM Number||TM 66248|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 2–22, Mc, Lc 1.57–16.15).|
Script is a late, somewhat artificial, not very expert uncial; the tail of G ends in a shaded triangle; short down-strokes have here and there the triangular form, the constant feature of Anglo-Saxon calligraphy. Some marginalia and lection-notes in pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule.
☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 10.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|