Oxford, Queen's College, 106

[Troie fragments]

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General information

Folio notes:Partial bifolium, previously used in the binding of another volume.
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1275 to 1299
Date notes'L'écriture est une lettre de forme de la fin du XIIIe siècle' (Vielliard 1988, 509; cf. Jung 1996, 499).
Place(s) of productionGenoa-Pisa, Italy
Script 'de type italien' (Vielliard 1988, 509; cf. Jung 1996, 499). The flourished initials would suggest Genoa-Pisa.
First words of second recto foliona
First words of last recto foliona
Incipit[f. 158ra] it m(ou)lt aidiez . Et atraíre le cors fors de / la presse des cheuaus
Explicit[f. 159vb] En cestuí ost nest nus / quí sen retort sanz damaie ne sanz


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Damaged following use in binding. The outer text-columns are partially cropped. Horizontal creasing and sewing holes.




Quire structure:Single bifolium.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (18)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:Pen-flourished initials (height: 2 lines), alternating red and blue, with decoration in the opposing colour. Flourishing typical of late-13th-c. Pisan/Genoese work.
Evidence of readership:none
Foliations description:The two folios are numbered 158 and 159 in modern pencil in the upper corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1The outer columns have been cropped, more severely in the case of f. 159. The bifolium is probably more or less its original height, however.
Page sampledf. 158
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions288x183 (mm)
Justification215x157 (mm)
13mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom f. 158ra to f. 159vb
Date?1275 to 1299
Scribe description:Two-compartment 'a' (open upper bow); use of 'ç'; shaft of 'd' almost horizontal; both round- and straight-'s' in final position; dotted 'y'. Widespread use of tironian 'et' (without bar), but abbreviation otherwise limited to the end of the line.