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CLA 198
  • London United Kingdom British Library Harley MS 2788
Script Uncial
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in the great centre of art and calligraphy which produced the Trier and Abbéville Gospels and the Lectionary of Charlemagne written by 'Godesscalc' in 781. Experts of medieval art place that centre at Aachen. Bought of J. J. Charron, Marquis of Menars, by Robert Harley in 1720 at the Hague.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66303
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Lc, Mc, Mt, Io).
Name Codex Aureus. Harley Golden Gospels.
Script Commentary

Script is an artificial but well-formed uncial; here and there to save space Rustic capital is used at line-ends or on the last line. Foll. 1–6 (prefatory matter) and 199–208v (Comes) are in well developed Caroline minuscule.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2456. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 27.

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