Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, IV 621.10

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General information

Folio notes:Strip cut from a bifolium preserving the text of about 7 lines of 8 columns. The text corresponds with p. 117 of the Michelant edition and following for the first part of the bifolium and p. 131 and following for the second part of the bifolium. The fragment has been pasted in the collection the wrong way. What now appears to be f. 2ra is probably the outer side of the bifolium.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1300 to 1350
Date notesThe script suggests a dating in the first half of the 14th c. (or less probable late 13th c.)
Place(s) of production{unspecified}
No specific linguistic features.
First words of second recto foliona
First words of last recto foliona
Incipit[f. 1ra] Tant q(ue) le siue enseigne estoit de g(ra)nt renon
Explicit[f. 2vb] Mais puis lont crestien


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Strip of parchment cut from a bifolium. The first column of the second half of the bifolium is damaged and repaired with a piece of Scotch tape, which renders the text difficult to read.


Quire structure:Strip cut out of a bifolium.
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General illustration:na
General decoration:On f. 2r two plain initials in red ink (height: 2 lines) which have been partially trimmed, no further decoration.
Evidence of readership:none
Foliations description:none

Mise en page

Description 1Fragment of a relatively small manuscript in two columns. Ruling has faded.
Page sampledf. 2r
Page dimensions35x188 (mm)
Justification35x155 (mm)
15mm between columns
Lines8 (the original number of lines may be reconstructed once the precise text has been established)
Line ruling present in Colours object (6)
RubricationRed ink is only used in initials.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1ra to f. 2vb
Date?1300 to 1350
Scribe description:A northern littera textualis rotundus with double-bow 'a' with a closed upper compartment. Exclusive use of round 's' in final position. Use of 'v' in initial position 'i'-longa in final position. Frequent use of abbreviations, superscript letters, 'p' with barred descender, -'us' and 'com'-abbreviation, 's'-like apostrophe for 'r', crossed tironian note for 'et', tilde for nasal consonants.