|Date||VIII¹ (725 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in England, probably at St Augustine's, Canterbury; the contents agree closely with a book recorded by Thomas de Elmham (saec. XV) as kept on the High Altar there; he regarded it as one of the books given by St Augustine to Abbot Peter, a tradition palaeographically impossible. The Anglo-Saxon gloss is considered by experts as Mercian. The MS was seen by Leland (†1552) at Canterbury soon after 1533. Acquired by Sir Robert Cotton in 1599 (see fol. 12).
|TM Number||TM 66297|
|Contents||Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina Psalterium cum canticis); Ambrosius, Hymni (2, 4).|
Script is a careful but artificial uncial: A has a compressed bow, often ending in a long hair-line; the top-stroke of D is short and almost horizontal; G has both a capital and the uncial form; some letters, especially F, H, L, P, often have a tiny tag to the left ; in headings C sometimes has the angular form. Foll. 2v–11v are in artificial Rustic capital. There is an interlinear gloss in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. IX ex. A monogram is seen on fol. 153. Both the addition on fol. 11v and the added foll. 155–160v are in English Caroline minuscule saec. X and XI respectively.
☛Gamber, CLLA 1612.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|