|Shelfmark||MS Lat. 7561|
|Folio Range||1st C.U. (pp. 1-12)|
Collection of Étienne Baluze (1630–1718)
|Old Breton Materials||No|
|Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials||No|
|Connection with Brittany|
Bischoff (Kat. §4476) tentatively attributed the first twelve pages of Lat. 7561 to a continental scribe working perhaps in England or Brittany towards the end of the ninth century. The connection with England (and with Ælfric in particular) is suggested by the distich added, probably in the eleventh century, on p. 12 (Ælfrico monacho opus hoc super astra coruscet, / Qui studuit templi sic decus hoc fieri; cf. Gneuss 2003: 77–8). Bischoff's suggestion of a link with Brittany (which seems more dubious) is probably based on the script and the abbreviation system: the insular abbreviation for enim is indeed particularly frequent, and there are also a few instances of insular con- and et (cf. e.g. pp. 3, 4).
|Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog||4476|
BnF Archives et Manuscrits; Gneuss 2003: 77–8.
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No origin location data is available for this manuscript.