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CLA 231
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS. Auctarium D. 2. 19 [S.C. 3946]
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VIII–IX (ante 822) (780 - 821)
Origin and Provenance

Written, in part, by Mac Regol, who is identified as the 'scribe and bishop' who was abbot of Birr (†822): 'Macregol dipincxit hoc evangelium : quicumque legerit . . . orat pro macreguil scriptori' (fol. 169v). The MS came to the monastery of Harewood in England at latest in the tenth century, as appears from the glosses. In 1665 the MS was in the hands of John Rushworth, Deputy Clerk of the House of Commons, who presented it to the Bodleian.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66322
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Lc, Mc, Mt, Io).
Name Mac Regol Gospels. Rushworth Gospels. Codex Rushworthianus.
Script Commentary

Written by two scribes. The script is a stately, but not expert example of late Irish majuscule, with , d (at or near line-ends often a δ-shaped form), and N n, R r, S ; n, R and S prevail; one form of y has both branches curving to the right. The Greek letter Π occurs. Anglo-Saxon glosses saec. X were interlinearly added throughout the volume; some drawings near run-overs are also later additions.


☛McGurk Gospel books no. 33. ☛Formerly Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Bodl. 24. ☛Brown, In the Beginning No. 59.

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