Skip to content

Volume / Number: 5 / 605

CLA 605
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10837 (foll. 2–33)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII in (701 - 725)
Origin and Provenance

Written, it would seem, at Echternach by the scribe Laurentius. Three Echternach charters of the years 704, 710, and 711 were written by a scribe of the same name, and the name also occurs in the Maihingen Gospels, paleographically closely related to the Willibrord Calendar described in the next item. The title, in the well-known fifteenth-century hand seen in many Echternach manuscripts, appears on fol. 2. First catalogued at the Bibliothèque Nationale as Suppl. Lat. 1680.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66772
Support Parchment
Contents Martyrologium Hieronymianum.
Script Commentary

Script is an elegant minuscule: the narrow closed a is the rule; uncial predominates; the bow of p is open and ends in a tiny thick point; r resembles minuscule n; is more frequent than s; mi and ti ligatures occur at line-ends. In the upper margin of fol. 2, the scribe writes the prayer: 'Christe fave votis', and on fol. 32v he enters the longer inscription which gives us his name: 'O lector uiue lege et pro me ora. Tuorum, Domine, quorum nomina scribsi sanctorum, eorum, queso, suffragiis miserum leua Laurentium. Tuque idem lector ora.' Entries referring to Willibrord's death and translation in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. VIII are seen in the margin of fol. 28v. The last leaf of the quire formed by foll. 26–33 and the first leaf of the next quire, originally blank, contain copies in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. VIII of letters from Pope Honorius I to King Eadwin (†633) and to Honorius of Canterbury in Anglo-Saxon minuscule.


☛On the glosses, see: M. C. Ferrari et al., Die Abtei Echternach 698–1998, Luxembourg 1999, p. 127.

Facsimile URL
Last modified 26 June 2017