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Gothic Textualis: Paleography

Relative Dating of Carolingian and Protogothic Manuscripts

 

Which TWO of these manuscripts are EARLIER than the 12th century?

a.
Walters Art Museum, W.7, f. 10r.
© 2011 Walters Art Museum, CC BY-SA license.
 
b.
HMML, Arca Artium (aap1306 verso).
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c.
HMML, Arca Artium (aap2871 verso).
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d.
HMML, MS Frag. 19, recto.
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e.
HMML, Bethune Breviary, MS 2, f. 7r.
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f.
© The British Library Board, Harley 1775, f. 193r.
 
 

 

a. (Walters MS W.7) and f. (Harley MS 1775).
Walters W.7 is 9th century, and Harley MS 1775 is one of the 6th-century Uncial manuscripts we looked at back in unit 3.


What clues to dating guided your choice?