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Decorated Initial, In Remigius Of Auxerre's Commentary On Phocas

Decorated Initial, In Remigius Of Auxerre's Commentary On Phocas

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1190

Shelfmark: Royal MS 12 F.iv

Item number: f.1r

Length: 28.3

Width: 17.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Remigius was a Benedictine monk, born in the middle of the 9th century, who taught at Auxerre, Paris, and Rheims, and died c.908. He wrote on a variety of subjects; this is commentary on the work of Phocas, a 4th-century grammarian. This manuscript has a 13th- or 14th-century flyleaf inscription stating that it belonged to the priory at Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk. In the top margin is the ownership inscription of a later owner, John Theyer, of Cowpers Hill, Gloucestershire, and in the top right-hand corner his distinctive paraph mark.

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