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Library Place London
Library Name British Library
Shelfmark MS Royal 13.A.X
Folio Range 2nd C.U. (fols 63–103)
Date X 2/2 or XI in.
  • England
  • Winchester (?)


  • Bili of Aleth, Vita Sancti Machuti, including verses inc. Vitales qui cupis doctorum capere fructus and a hymn to Saint Machutis (63r-98r)
  • Homelia in natale Sancti Machutis (98r-103v)
  • Excerpt from Eutropius, Breviarium Historiae Romanae (added in the 12th century).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

The fact that this Anglo-Saxon MS contains a 'cluster' of texts concerning Saint Machutis suggests that its exemplar (or one of its examplars) may have been a Breton MS, possibly from the area of Aleth (present-day Saint-Servant at Saint-Malo).

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog n/a
Essential bibliography

ASM 391–2 (§482); British Library Digitised Manuscripts; Dumville 1992c: 110; L&S §825, 896; Poulin 2009: 147–9; Smith 1990: 332 (n. 101).

URLs for digital facsimile
Last Updated 2021-05-11 15:17:36
Author Jacopo Bisagni
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