A handlist of early medieval manuscripts (before c. AD 1000) relevant to the study of Irish book culture.

Searching for “palimpsest”

43 manuscripts.

City Library Shelfmark/section Contents Script Dating Origin Provenance Images
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 132 [palimpsest new] (Karlsruhe Priscian)PriscianIrish minusculeIX 2/4Soissons/NE FranceReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 132 (f. 18) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Celticum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 132 (ff 86, 91, 92, 97–99, 101–104, 106, 107) [palimpsest old]Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae maiores (Vetus Latina, Dn, fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 [palimpsest new] (Karlsruhe Bede)Computistica; Bede, De natura rerum, De temporum rationeIrish minusculeIX 1/2NE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (ff 15/18) [palimpsest old](illegible)MinusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (ff 16/17) [palimpsest old](illegible)MajusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (ff 24, 25, 27?, 29, 33?, 35, 36) [palimpsest old](Apparently biblical or liturgical)MajusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (fol. 34) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Celticum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (fol. 38, 40–47, 49) [palimpsest old](Grammatical)MinusculeIXLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 [palimpsest new]Augustine, SoliloquiaIrish minuscule (& Half-Uncial)IX 1/2NE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (ff 3, 5–8) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Gelasianum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII¹IrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (fol. 19) [palimpsest old]Antiphonarium (Liturgia Sabbati Sancti (?))Irish majusculeVIII–IXIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (ff 32, 34, 39, 40, 42) [palimpsest old]Antiphonarium (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (ff 33, 41) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (fol. 35) [palimpsest old]Fragmentum Liturgicum (Sacramentarium (?))Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekFragm. Aug. 18 [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium (Antiphonarium)Compressed Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 67D [palimpsest new]Epitome Libri Glossarum, etc.Caroline minusculeIX 3/4prob. France (Irish scribe)Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 67D (ff 13–14) [palimpsest old]Lectionarium OfficiiIrish majusculeVIII–IXIreland or Irish centreLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaS.P. II 97 (ff A, B) [palimpsest new]
+ 1 other unit
Hieronymus, EpistulaeIrish and cursive minusculeVIIIBobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaC 73 inf. [palimpsest new]Eugippius, Excerpta ex Operibus AugustiniUncialVIIIBobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaF 60 sup. (ff 47–49, 55–57, 58) [palimpsest new]Excerpta ex PatribusIrish minusculeVIII exBobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaG 82 sup. (Studemunt) [palimpsest new]Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, 1 Sm 13.14–4 Rg 23.25)Half-UncialVI²Origin uncertainBobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaG 82 sup. (pp 209–210, 375–376, 385–386, 449–452, 461–462, 471–474) [palimpsest new]Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, 1–2 Sm, 3–4 Rg)Uncial, Half-Uncial, Irish majusculeVII²Bobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaI 61 sup. [palimpsest new]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io, Act)Irish majusculeVII²prob. Bobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaL 99 sup. [palimpsest new]Isidorus, Etymologiae (1–10)North Italian Pre-Caroline minusculeVIII²
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaS 45 sup. [palimpsest new]Hieronymus, Commentarii in IsaiamHalf-Uncial verging on minusculeVII (ante 622)Bobbio
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14429 [palimpsest new]Liber Glossarum (ff 3r–221v), etc.IX²Reichenau or S GermanyRegensburgLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14429 (ff 1–62, 64–71, 73–82) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Gallicanum (imperf.)Irish majusculeVII–VIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 29270/1 [palimpsest new]
+ 1 other unit
Maximus Victorinus, De ratione metrorum; Metrorius, De finalibus syllabis VIII–IXSalzburgMinuscule
NaplesBiblioteca NazionaleIV.A.8 (ff 1–39) [palimpsest new]Charisius, Ars Grammatica; Servus, De Centum MetrisIrish minusculeVIIIBobbio
NaplesBiblioteca NazionaleLat. 2 [palimpsest new]Hieronymus et Gennadius, De Viris Illustribus; Augustinus, EpistulaeIrish minusculeVIIIBobbio
NaplesBiblioteca NazionaleLat. 2 (biff 57 & 70; 58 & 69; 59 & 68; 61 & 66) [palimpsest new]Grammatica et Patristica VariaIrish minusculeVIIIBobbio
SchaffhausenStadtbibliothekMin. 45 (ff 2–7, 10–15, 18–23, 34–41, 46, 47, 52, 54–58, 63–66, 70, 75) [palimpsest]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (fragm.)Insular majusculeVIIIIrish centreLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
SchaffhausenStadtbibliothekMin. 45 (ff 44, 45, 48, 49) [palimpsest]Fragmenta Textus IncertiInsular minusculeVIIIprob. IrelandLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
St GallStiftsbibliothek51 [palimpsest new]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mc, Mt, Lc, Io partim)Irish majusculeVIII–IXIrelandLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
TrierStadtbibliothek137 (ff 48–61) [palimpsest old]Collectio Canonum Hibernensis (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII²Ireland or Irish centre
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleA.II.2* (ff 3–112) [palimpsest new] [lost]Augustinus, Collatio cum Maximo, Contra MaximinumHalf-Uncial and Irish majusculeVIIBobbio
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.III.16 (ff 176–181)
+ 1 other unit
?IXIrish on Continent?
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.IV.14 (binding) [palimpsest old] + F.IV.16 (binding) [palimpsest old] + F.VI.2 Fasc. 8 [palimpsest old] + G.V.2 (ff 139, 167–170) [palimpsest old] + O.IV.20 [palimpsest old]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io) (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIreland
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.IV.24 (fol. 93) [palimpsest old]Testamentum Novum, Epistulae catholicae (1 Pt, 2 Pt 1–13)Irish minusculeVIIIIreland
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaLat. 5750 [palimpsest new]
+ 1 other unit
Acta Synodi I ChalcedonensisHalf-UncialVIIBobbioLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.61 [palimpsest new]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt)Irish majusculeVIII²IrelandLink to images available
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.61 (ff 21, 24) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Gallicanum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandWürzburgLink to images available

Manuscript dates (approx.) for this list

5006007008009001000051015204 MSS19 MSS7 MSS2 MSS4 MSS1 MSS2 MSS1 MSS1 MSS2 MSS

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Origin: Ireland Origin: Insular, poss. Ireland (Origin: Continent)
Irish script Irish exemplar Known Irish scribe
Insular script, poss. Irish Insular exemplar, poss. Irish
Hiberno-Latin text Irish-language content
Pádraic Moran, MIrA: Manuscripts with Irish Associations, draft version (2021) <www.mira.ie/index.php?search=palimpsest> [accessed 27 June 2022]