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CLA 244
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS. Lat. Bibl. b. 2 (P) [S.C. 2202*]
  • London United Kingdom British Library Royal MS 1. E. VI
  • Canterbury United Kingdom Cathedral Library Add. MS 16
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England, probably at Canterbury. Used in the binding of the eleventh-century MS of Johannes Diaconus, Vita S Gregorii, now MS Bodley 381 [2202], which came from St Augustine's, Canterbury, as the familiar fourteenth-century ex-libris on the verso of this leaf shows. Presented to the Bodleian by Thomas Alien of Gloucester Hall, Oxford, in 1601.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66312
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum (Act 18.27–21.12).
Name Canterbury Gospels.
Script Commentary

Script is an artificial type of Anglo-Saxon majuscule; the tops of upright strokes are often split and there is a general distortion of simple strokes. R and S are mostly majuscule.

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