|Date||VIII (701 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written, it would seem, in Northumbria, probably in the centre which produced the Durham Cassiodorus (CLA 2.152). This part and the part in Anglo-Saxon minuscule described in the preceding item are complementary and apparently were kept together from the beginning. Bought by the British Museum from William Pickering in 1843.
|TM Number||TM 66299|
|Contents||Testamentum Vetus, Libri sapientales (Sap, Sir 1.1–35).|
|Name||Egerton Wisdom Codex.|
Script is a compressed Anglo-Saxon majuscule of a distinct type found in the Durham Cassiodorus (CLA 2.152) and in certain parts of the Gospels, Cambridge Univ. Kk. i. 24 (CLA 2.138): d, n, r usually have the minuscule form, S mostly the uncial; here and there at the beginning of words uncial A occurs with the bow very pointed or thorn-shaped, and occasionally uncial M; two forms of uncial N occur: one has the first upright extended below the line, the other has the middle stroke broad and bending upwards at the end; minuscule r and ꞅ go well below the line; i-longa is frequent.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|