Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, nouv. acq. françaises 5094

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General information

Folio notes:Fragment of half a folio.
LanguageLanguage object (46)
Approx. date?1220 to 1250
Date notesJung 1996, 23 has 'milieu du XIII siècle'. Script and layout may suggest a slightly earlier date.
Place(s) of productionEast France
Based on linguistic features: East France?
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] (Et)  com fu morz ampistraclus /
Explicit[f. 1vb] f  ure(n)t lo ior del champ gecez /


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Fragment of one half folio. In good condition.


Quire structure:
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (21)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General description:The fragment preserves the text of Constans' edition vv. 319-342 (f. 1ra), 359-384 (f. 1rb), 399-422 (f. 1va), 439-462 (f. 1vb). The variant 'Ampistraclus' for 'Epistrophus' (Constans' v. 319) also occurs in fragment P4 (Bibl. Ste. Genevieve 3536, Anglo-Norman, also dated to the 13th c.).
General illustration:0
General decoration:Two plain initials (height: 2 lines), in red ink without flourishing, are still visible on the recto side of the fragment.
Evidence of readership:A note in the outer margin of the recto asserts that the fragment was brought to the Bibliothèque royale by M. Ludwig Tross (Westphalia).
Foliations description:Modern pagination in arabic numerals on the recto and verso centered in the upper margin. Modern foliation in arabic numerals in the upper right corner of the recto. This foliation refers to the fragment's current position in the collection.

Mise en page

Description 1Separate column for the first letters of the verseline. The original justification would have been c. 170x100 mm, and there would have been 40 lines to a column.
Page sampledf. 1ra
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions103x140 (mm)
Justification90x100 (mm)
mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (8) (RulingMaterials object (7) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (8) (RulingMaterials object (7) )
RubricationRed ink is only used for plain initials.
Writing above top line?True
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 1vb
Date?1200 to 1250
Scribe description:Small northern textualis with double-compartment 'a', the upper compartment of which is open. Tongued 'e' in final position. Limb of 'h' curves below the baseline. Use of 'i'-longa in final position. No diacritic on 'i'. Descender of 'p' curves to the right. Ascender of 'l' clubbed. Descender of 'q' curves to the left. Round and straight 's' in final position. Trailing 's' at the end of the line. Dotted 'y'. Abbreviations include ampersand (in majuscule-column), 2-like uncrossed tironian note, apostrophe, nasal mark, com-abbreviation, superscript vowels ('i', 'a'). Biting of 'o' and round 'r'.