The text is written in one column. 280 mm x 170 mm57-6119-23Note: Verses are marked with "W" in the margins.
i, 18, i310 mm x 192 mmThe manuscript is foliated in red ink by Kålund in the
top right-hand corners (1-18).
The watermark is a foolscap in a collar with seven bells.
The paper is rather dark, so that the watermark is difficult to see.
The details are:
- Fol. 1: "blank"?
- Fol. 2: foolscap upside down
- Fol. 3: "blank"?
- Fol. 4: foolscap upside down
- Fol. 5: "blank"?
- Fol. 6: foolscap upside up
- Fol. 7: "blank"?
- Fol. 8: foolscap upside up
- Fol. 9: "blank"?
- Fol. 10: foolscap upside up
- Fol. 11: foolscap upside down
- Fol. 12: "blank"?
- Fol. 13: "blank"?
- Fol. 14: "blank"?
- Fol. 15: foolscap upside up?
- Fol. 16: foolscap upside up?
- Fol. 17: foolscap upside up
- Fol. 18: "blank"
On the AM-slip parts of a large round watermark are visible.
There is foliation in pencil in the bottom margins (1-18).
There are two quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are long catchwords (ca. half a line) on every page, of which only the last words are the actual catchwords.
- Quire I: fols. 1-10 (1+10, 2+9, 3+8, 4+7, 5+6) (5 bifolia)
- Quire II: fols. 11-18 (11+18, 12+17, 13+16, 14+15) (4 bifolia)
- Many leaves have been repaired at the spine.
- There are stains throughout the manuscript.
- The leaves are rather dark, especially fols. 1r and 18v.
- The leaves have been trimmed, so that most marginal notes are damaged.
Info: With the exception of most of fol.
5v and the rubrics, the script is neat and small.
- Initial: The first initials spans two lines. Other initials do not exceed one line.
- Paratext: The rubrics and first lines of paragraphs are written with larger letters.
- Paratext: The end of the text is written in the shape of half a diamond. Note: Same degree of tilting as in AM 164 c fol.
- Frieze: There are two small tail-pieces at the end of the text. They resemble a combination of "C" and "T". Note: The style
of the tail-pieces is similar to the ones found in
AM 164 c fol., but they are not quite the same.
The binding is a thin grey cardboard binding with
"Ragnars Saga Lod-brookar No 5."
written on the front cover.
There is a sticker for the shelfmark on the spine and there used to be another sticker for the running number.
The pastedown and flyleaves are made from white paper with chain-lines and possibly a lion-watermark.
Both pastedowns and the back flyleaf show margin ruling in pencil.
(147 mm x 150 mm) is glued onto the verso-side of the front flyleaf. It reads in
"Ragnars-Saga Lodbrokar Ur bok er ek feck af Jone Dadasyne, frä Vallä"
The verso-side of the slip shows traces of glue in the outer margin.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 1: 8).
bought the codicological unit from
á Vallá (see AM-slip).
- When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms79.