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CLA 269
  • Dublin Ireland Royal Irish Academy 24. Q. 23
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Ireland. The 'silver shrine', Domnach Airgid (saec. XI), in which the fragments were found is traditionally identified with one which St Patrick had. It was clearly not meant for this book. Long an object of veneration in the counties of Fermanagh and Monaghan, the shrine with contents unknown was acquired about 1832 near Enniskillen and then opened. It became the property of the Academy in 1847. The fragments were taken out and mounted in 1893.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66355
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io fragm.).
Name Domnach Airgid.
Script Commentary

Script is a late Irish majuscule not very unlike that of the Garland of Howth (CLA 2.272): d and n are mostly minuscule, R usually majuscule, s in both forms; the lower bow of g is compressed.


☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 83.

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