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CLA 584
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  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 9527
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written either in England or in an Anglo-Saxon centre on the Continent, presumably in the same scriptorium which produced Lat. 9538 (CLA 5.588). Provenance Echternach: the title, in the familiar fifteenth-century Echternach librarian's hand, and the old press-mark 'B' (over an erasure) are on fol. 1. First catalogued in the Bibliothèque Nationale as Suppl. Lat. 987 B.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66715
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Explanationes in Isaiam.
Script Commentary

Script is an expert Anglo-Saxon minuscule by two hands; the first is very similar to the script of MS Lat. 9538 (CLA 5.588); the second begins near the bottom of fol. 47v: a is mostly open, capital A with angular cross-bar and elongated left shaft is found occasionally at beginning of a word; the first hand uses , the second both and d; g is s-shaped; N occasionally uncial; the top stroke of t extends well to the right; the bi ligature is formed by prolonging the bow of b below the line; tall e and e with the lower bow reversed are often found in ligature; the mi ligature and nt with the subscript t also occur. Some pages show a preponderance of majuscule elements (foll. 3, 11).

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