Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, BPL 2552.23.A1

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General information

LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1250 to 1300
Date notesBased on the writing a dating towards the middle of the century seems more likely.
Place(s) of production{unspecified}
First words of second recto folio[fragment of one column]
First words of last recto folio[f. 1ra] armes fait une uoil ge
Incipit[f. 1r] armes fait une uoil ge [...] / quele m?ui?re . si memenoi[...] / einsi come uo(us) ueistes po[...] / noier . auant
Explicit[f. 1v] [...]enez . lors sunt monte / [...]t li .x. cheual(ier). (et) uie(n)nent / au bos chel . (et) le ce?i?chent


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Fragment cut from the inner column of a folio. The four holes and vertical folds suggest that the strip was used to strengthen the binding of one or more quires.




Quire structure:A stroke of parchment cut from the inner half of a folio.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (21)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:The text is structured by means of pen-decorated initials (height: 2 lines) alternatingly blue and red with flourishingsin the contrasting colour. The decoration is very rudimentary with some curls in the eye, small curls and dots outside the initial.
Evidence of readership:none
Foliations description:modern indication of shelfmark and position in the collection of fragments in the lower left corner of the recto.

Mise en page

Description 1Two double horizontal throughlines at the top, middle and bottom of the justification.
Page sampledf. 1r
Page dimensions292x78 (mm)
Justification250x50 (mm)
Columns1 (originally 2)
namm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
RubricationOnly used for decorated initials.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1r to f. 1v
Datec. 1270 to 1300
Scribe description:Northern textualis rotundus with double-compartment 'a' the upper lobe of which is open. 'i'-longa is used after 'o', 'u' and in initial position. Hairlines at the end of the final strokes of 'h', 'm', 3-like 'z' descend below the baseline. Marked, curved form of straight 's' at the beginning and end of words. Only straight 's' is used in final position. No use of 'v'. Abbreviations include nasal bar which is also used for q(ue), apostrophe, -us abbreviation, superscript vowels, crossed and uncrossed tironian 'et'.