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CLA 204
  • London United Kingdom British Library Harley MS 7653
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England, probably in some Mercian centre. Was from an early date in the same place as the Prayer Book, London Royal MS 2. A. XX (see CLA 2.215).

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66310
Support Parchment
Contents Libellus Precum (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a round, but somewhat compressed Anglo-Saxon majuscule verging on minuscule with the letters leaning generally to the left: d and n are regularly minuscule, and r mostly so; S is regularly majuscule; the two branches of Y curve markedly to the right and the stem to the left. The beginnings of many hymns and prayers are marked by a rune-like sign resembling a dotted Y, which seems identical with that entered in the margins of London Royal MS 2. A. XX (CLA 2.215). An Anglo-Saxon gloss saec. X is seen on fol. 1.

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