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CLA 217
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  • London United Kingdom British Library Royal MS 7.C.XII (foll. 2–3)
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VII–VIII (601 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England, probably in a Northumbrian centre. Script, punctuation, and size suggest that these leaves come from a manuscript similar to Cambridge Corpus Christi College 197 (CLA 2.125), or else are part of that very manuscript. The leaves (and the whole MS) belonged to Cardinal Wolsey (†1530), whose autograph is seen on fol. 2. Written in England, probably in a Northumbrian centre.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66315
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Canones, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a bold and expert Anglo-Saxon majuscule: e has a theta-like form; the Greek letter Π is used in the colophon.

Notes

☛CLA first-edition date (VIII) changed to follow second edition. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 29.

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