DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/24Gospel of John, with gloss (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Two adjoining leaves, from a copy of the text perhaps not originally intended to be glossed; the outer margin of both leaves heavily trimmed.

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mw66343715.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 1 bifolium
Size: 280 mm x 176 mm

Condition of manuscriptSome inking gone on both rectos through being pasted down.

No pricking visible. Ruled lightly in sharp dark grey, both for text and, independently (?) but barely visible, for marginal gloss. Written space, of text 219-222 x 121 mm on each page; of marginal gloss, up to 278 mm high. 38 lines of text, the first above the top ruled line; up to 105 lines of marginal gloss.


Written in proto-gothic textura, gloss written in Caroline minuscule


A few text capitals filled with red. Marginal chapter-numbers in red.

Manuscript history

Written in France or England, mid 12th century.


Former pastedowns in Shelfmark of source: SB+ 0049 (Routh XXII.C.10) - first volume of Plutarch, Opuscula (Venice: in aedibus Aldi & Andreae Asulani soceri, 1509). Former reference: Portfolio I/22a-b (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Modern title: Gospel of John, with gloss (fragment)
Date: mid 12th century
Incipit: sed ut filios dei
Explicit: manifestabo ei me ipsum.
Language: Latin

John 11:52-14:21, with in much paler ink and smaller script, marginal Ammonian section-numbers and interlinear and marginal gloss.

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/23 - John, fragment
Digitised March 2018