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CLA 157
  • Hereford United Kingdom Cathedral Library P.I.2
Script Insular Majuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an English scriptorium under Celtic influence, probably in a centre near the Welsh border. Two eleventh-century records in Anglo-Saxon vernacular added on foll. 134 and 135 refer to places in Herefordshire and two convents at Hereford. A Hereford library-mark saec. XV occurs on the last page.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66261
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Hereford Gospels.
Script Commentary

Script is a late Insular majuscule of a somewhat curious type unlike the normal English or Irish; uncial D and R occur regularly, uncial S occasionally next to minuscule s; a has a flat top; the first branch of y bends to the right. Two Anglo-Saxon documents were entered in the blank spaces in the last two folios saec. XI. Lection crosses have been added passim, in the margin.


☛R. Gameson, Scriptorium 56 (2002) p. 48–75. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 15.

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