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CLA 262
  • Worcester United Kingdom Cathedral Library Add. MS 1
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England, in the same scriptorium as Oxford, Bodl. Lat. Bibl. d. i (P), CLA 2.245, and may be part of the same MS. Formerly in the bindings of the Worcester MSS F. 93, a set of sermons saec. XII in., and Register 1, now A. 4 in the Library.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66348
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 28.5–fin., Mc Capitula, 10.26–42).
Script Commentary

Script of the text is an expert, but somewhat artificial, majuscule with more than the usual number of uncial elements, recalling in this respect the Canterbury Gospels (CLA 2.214): Uncial A, B, occur only here and there; N, R, S are the rule. Occasionally capital D is employed. The cross-bar of N is almost on the base-line and the two verticals have a tendency to lean towards each other. The ligature Æ is made up of the uncial A and the capital form of E. The minuscule used in the Capitula is somewhat angular: it has two forms of a and s; the shoulder of r descends to the line so that r and n could be confused in some cases. There are some corrections in stiff capitals.

Last modified 31 July 2017