[Scriptoris] Codex Aureus Question

Jennifer Smith jds at randomgang.com
Wed May 12 06:06:19 PDT 2010

It's part of the wording. The text is from Matthew 1:18:

Christi autem generatio sic erat cum esset desponsata mater eius Maria
Ioseph antequam convenirent inventa est in utero habens [de Spiritu

The words in brackets are probably on the next page.  The word
"Christi" in Latin is here rendered in an abbreviated Greek form
instead; that's a chi (the X), a rho (the P) and an iota (the I).

-Emma (greek geek)

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 4:42 AM, Rose <rose_welch at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have a questions about the Canterbury Codex Aureus
> inscription that I'm hoping someone can answer. On folio 11 of the
> Codex Aureus (which can be found here:
> http://www.soton.ac.uk/~enm/codexau.htm), there is a large X with
> animal heads on two of the ends. Is that letter the versal, and part of
> the wording, or is it just a graphic element, and not a letter?
> If anyone happens to know, please tell me. :) Thanks!
> Rose the Obnoxious
> Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy marshmallows, which is kind of the same thing.
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