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CLA 275
  • Dublin Ireland Trinity College MS 59 (A IV 23)
Script Irish Cursive
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Ireland, probably at the monastery of Roscrea, Tipperary. The name Dimma stands over an erasure on foll. 15, 20v, 50; the entire subscription on fol. 74v is a later addition. The MS remained in the same neighbourhood until the beginning of the nineteenth century, when it was acquired by Trinity College.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66361
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia. (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Name Book of Dimma.
Script Commentary

Script varies greatly: the Gospel of St John is by a different scribe and less cursive than the rest; e with the reversed lower bow is used in ligature. There are later liturgical additions on p. 99, continued on p. 100 (originally blank), on pp. 101–2 (an added leaf), and on p. 103 (the blank recto of the miniature of St John).


☛CLA first-edition date (VIII) changed to follow second edition. ☛Gamber, CLLA 145. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 88.

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