|Date||VIII–IX (701 - 900)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in Ireland. The diminutive size of the MS suggests that it was one of the Gospel books worn in a cumdach. Came to England as early as saec. IX–X, when an Eduardus diaconus wrote the last page (fol. 66). Redecorated in South England, saec. X. An erased thirteenth-century ex-libris is seen on fol. 66v. Later owned by William Newman (1538), and by Robert Lancaster (1662). Acquired by the British Museum at Sotheby's in 1922.
|TM Number||TM 66283|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Lc, Mc, Io, imperf.).|
Script is a small Irish minuscule written by several hands, one of which uses R consistently. In much of the MS the letters seem broken as if penned by an aged scribe.
☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 20.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|