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Durham Press-Mark And Other Inscriptions, In A Volume of Works By St. Fulgentius

Durham Press-Mark And Other Inscriptions, In A Volume of Works By St. Fulgentius

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1045

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 A.v

Item number: f.2r

Length: 27.7

Width: 16.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This volume contains several works composed by St. Fulgentius (468-533), an African bishop. It belonged to the abbey of Lobbes in Belgium, as shown by the fact that it contains at the end a list of the books in the library of the abbey, dated 1049, as well as a 12th-century note at the front recording a number of books which were saved from a fire. By the 15th century, however, the manuscript was at Durham Cathedral, as shown by the library press-mark. The series of letters and numbers in the top right corner of this page are a press-mark of Durham cathedral library; the twelve lines of text in the middle of the page, in brown ink partly highlighted with red, is the original list of contents, with later inscriptions added above and below.

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