Insular Scripts


A notable manuscript from Iona is Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, MS Gen. 1 [link], a copy of Adomnan of Iona’s Vita Columbae. It is datable to between 697 – the date of composition – and 713, the date of death of Abbot Dorbbene, who added a subscription on p. 136. The manuscript was soon transmitted to Reichenau.