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Volume / Number: 2 / 196b

CLA 196b
  • London United Kingdom British Library Egerton MS 2831 (foll. 110–143)
Script Insular Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Tours, apparently contemporaneously with the first part, which it continues. For the later history of the whole MS, see preceding item.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 220423
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, In Isaiam (14–18).
Script Commentary

Script is a pointed Insular minuscule with various cursive elements; it resembles certain hands in Vatic. Pal. Lat. 235 (CLA 1.87) and is probably the work of a Northumbrian scribe schooled in the Irish tradition: g often resembles an elongated s; the cross-stroke of T sweeps upward above the following letters; z resembles a recumbent y and is mostly below the line; uncial A, and uncial M are found at the beginning of words; ligatures are frequent: in en and er the e sometimes has the reversed lower bow (see CLA 2.123); in em and en at line-ends m and n hang sideways below the line (see CLA 2.147). Contemporary marginalia by the Merovingian scribe of the first part.

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