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CLA 78
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Palatinus Lat. 68
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written by Edilberict, son of Berictfrid (fol. 46), probably in the north of England. The tur-symbol points to an English scriptorium, as do the vernacular glosses, but script and decoration point to Ireland. Later in Germany, probably at Lorsch: a probatio pennae ‘CUNIBRAHT’ is found on fol. 46v.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66174
Support Parchment
Contents Glossa in Psalmos (39–151).
Script Commentary

Written in rapid and expert fine minuscule. Each psalm begins with an uncoloured initial of strikingly angular Insular type, followed by a group of larger letters often in majuscule. The bow of p has a tag which makes the letter resemble R; the cross-stroke of t is often high above the line. In the text occur vernacular glosses marked by oblique apices.


☛M. McNamara, Glossa in psalmos (Studi e testi 310) 1986.

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