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Volume / Number: 5 / 606a

CLA 606a
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 10837 (foll. 34–41, 44)
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII (ante 728) (701 - 728)
Origin and Provenance

Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre on the Continent, probably at Echternach by the scribe of the Maihingen Gospels. The Calendar and the Martyrology were bound together before the ninth century, as is attested by the use to which the blank foll. 33 and 34 were put (see preceding item).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66773
Support Parchment
Contents Calendarium Willibrordi. Tabulae Paschales (684–759).
Name Calendar of Willibrord.
Script Commentary

Script is a fine calligraphic Anglo-Saxon majuscule closely akin to that of the Maihingen Gospels: and d, n and N, r and R, and s. Many additions saec. VIII and IX, some in Insular minuscule, some in uncial of the East French type; others of historical importance are written in inexpert minuscule with a stylus. Willibrord’s autograph entry on fol. 39v in a cramped hand, now retraced, reads: 'In nomine domini clemens uuillibrordus anno sexcentessimo nonagessimo ab incarnatione christi uen \i/ ebat ultra mare in francea et in dei nomine anno sexcentessimo nonagessimo quinto ab incarnatione domini quamuis indignus fuit ordinatus in romae episcopus ab apostolico uiro domno sergio papa. nunc uero in dei nomine agens annum septen \gen/ tessimum uigessimum octauum ab incarnatione domini nostri iesu christi in dei nomine feliciter.' In the Paschal Table, on fol. 40v, in the margin, is a cross opposite the year 717, perhaps marking the year in which the MS was written. The entry 'aodberto hecco' appears in cursive minuscule saec. VIII on fol. 44v.


☛Gamber, CLLA 414 a. ☛In the historical glosses, see M. C. Ferrari et al., Die Abtei Echternach 698–1998, Luxembourg 1999, p. 86.

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