middle of the 10th century
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Fragment is believed to have been in the collection of the English jurist and archeologist John Selden (1584-1654). A note in the margin of the recto may be in his hand: "Written [about] the middle of the 9th Century circa A.D. 850.
Manuscript on two fragments of a single parchment leaf, now crudely patched together in their original format. Contains lines of text from a Prayer "ad clericum faciendum"; Antiphon and Psalm; Part of an "ordinatio monachi"; and Prayer "ad barbas tonendas". The manuscript presumably originated in one of the episcopal seats of the period and perhaps in one of the monastic cathedrals.
179 x 131 mm.
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