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Volume / Number: 2 / 194b

CLA 194b
  • London United Kingdom British Library Egerton MS 1046 (foll. 17–31)
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
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.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66299
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Libri sapientales (Sap, Sir 1.1–35).
Name Egerton Wisdom Codex.
Script Commentary

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 go well below the line; i-longa is frequent.

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