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Volume / Number: 2 / 259

CLA 259
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS. Lat. Bibl. c. 8 (P)
  • Salisbury United Kingdom Cathedral Library 117 (foll. 163–164)
  • Tokyo Japan Private Collection Takamiya Without number
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a Mercian or South English centre. All the leaves doubtless came from Salisbury, where they were used as fly-leaves: the top of the recto of one of the Cheltenham leaves has the a thirteenth- or fourteenth-century ex libris. The Oxford leaf formerly formed fol. 105 of MS Bodl. 516, which also came from Salisbury.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66345
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Pentateuchus (Nm, Dt, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule by at least two scribes: descenders strike boldly below the line; l regularly descends below the line even in mid-word; cross-stroke of t often extends unattached from the right of the stem; small horizontal strokes slope upwards to the right. The MS has several features in common with Oxford Bodl. Hatton 93 (CLA 2.241).


☛Formerly Cheltenham, Private collection Phillipps 36183. ☛Formerly Geneva, Fondation Bodmer without number.

Last modified 30 April 2019