Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, IV 621.29

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General information

Folio notes:Fragment cut from the middle of a folio in two columns.
LanguageLanguage object (44)
Approx. date?1275 to 1300
Date notesVan Hoecke 1987, 257 'Fin du XIII siècle'. However, the script with double bow 'a' with closed upper compartment and long as well as round 's' in final position seems to suggest that a date at the beginning of the 14th c. would also be possible.
Place(s) of productionHainaut
Van Hoecke 1987, 257 'fragments d'un manuscrit hennuyer'.
First words of second recto foliona
First words of last recto folio[f. 1ra] [...]s du bois le mangu
Incipit[f. 1ra] [...]s du bois le mangu / [...] st de sespee car de / [...] asseur quil ne peut
Explicit[f. 1vb] vint deuant vne [...] / maintenant ?(et)? t [...] / sous son mantie [...]


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Strip of parchment cut from the middle of a folio in two columns, otherwise in good condition. Good quality parchment.




Quire structure:na
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General description:Fragment cut from the middle of a folio in two columns. Text has been lost at both sides and at the bottom.
General illustration:na
General decoration:f. 1v: evidence of an initial 'Q' in red ink. Otherwise no evidence of decoration.
Evidence of readership:none
Foliations description:none

Mise en page

Description 1Only 28 lines remain. Originally, probably 33 lines / column.
Page sampledf. 1ra
Page dimensions190x92 (mm)
Justificationna (mm)
11mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
RubricationFor rubricated initials.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1ra to f. 1vb
Date?1275 to 1300
Scribe description:Northern textualis rotundus with double bow 'a' with closed upper lobe. Long 's' and round 's' are both used in final position. The ascender of 'l' is markedly clubbed or forked. No use of 'v' . Abbreviations include crossed tironian note, 'p' with barred descender, apostrophe, nasal bar, also for q(ue). Apart from tironian 'et', surprisingly few abbreviations.