Codex Amiatinus

  • Made in Jarrow

    Codex Amiatinus

    The Codex Amiatinus is one of three bibles created in the twin Benedictine monasteries of Wearmouth-Jarrow in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and is the oldest surviving copy of the complete Vulgate Latin Bible.


  • History

    A Gift

    Likely modelled on the lost Codex Grandior of Cassiodorus, the enormous tome was offered by Abbot Ceolfrith as a gift to Pope Gregory II. The book is the work of several scribes writing in Roman uncial and at least one illuminator.

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    Illuminated Manuscript

    It is one of the world’s most important manuscripts.

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