|Date||VIII (701 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written presumably in Northumbria by a scribe schooled in the Irish manner. This part and the preceding in uncial complete each other and have a homogeneous type of text. The MS has been used liturgically; in chanting the Passion the letter L marks the beginning of the words of Christ and C the narrator's.
|TM Number||TM 66249|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 23.3–28.14, Lc 16.15–24).|
Script is a bold, but not very graceful, Insular majuscule with a strong Irish flavour: R and S are mostly uncial, ꝺ only occasionally; n invariably minuscule; Ᵹ in combination with following n or R has an S-like form; the two branches of y bend characteristically to the right; z makes a prodigious descent below the line. Lection marks are in fine Insular minuscule in which the curious e with the reversed lower bow occurs (see CLA 2.123).
☛Gneuss no. 219. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 11.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|