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Ownership Inscriptions, In A Volume Of Works By Paschasius Radbertus, Augustine, And Lanfranc

Ownership Inscriptions, In A Volume Of Works By Paschasius Radbertus, Augustine, And Lanfranc

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1110

Shelfmark: Harley MS 3061

Item number: f.1r

Length: 26.7

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

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The most modern author in this volume is Lanfranc, archbishop of Canterbury, who died in 1089; this manuscript was written within a few decades of his death. It is not known where it was written (the styles of script and decoration combine Norman and English features), but by the 13th century the book was certainly owned by Abingdon Abbey in Oxfordshire. The first page has several ownership inscriptions: at the very top is the 18th-century acquisition note of the Harley collection; below this is the 13th-century ownership note and anathema of St. Mary's abbey, Abingdon; below this is a list of contents; and finally ownership notes of the monastery of Val St.-Martin at Louvain, and its prior, Johannes Vlimmerius.

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