The text is written in one column. 255 mm x 155 mm34-3612-14
i, 26, i304 mm x 194 mmThere is later foliation in dark ink in the top outer corners of every fifth leaf and the last (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 26).
The first quire (fol. 1-16)
shows a large round watermark with a double line with letters inside.
In the centre of the watermark are geometrical figures with some more letters below.
The rest of the manuscript shows a large foolscap watermark with five bells in the collar and a chain
behind the head. The countermark reads "RONDEL".
Note: The last two leaves (fols. 25-26) both show the countermark
("RONDEL") upside down (read edge to spine).
There is later foliation in pencil in the top outer corners (1-26), unless there is ink foliation,
in which case the foliation in pencil is located in the top inner corners.
There are three quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are no catchwords.
- Quire I: Fols. 1-16 (1+16, 2+15, 3+14, 4+13, 5+12, 6+11, 7+10, 8+9) (8 bifolia)
Note: This could be an original quire according to the watermarks. However, all leaves have been repaired at the
- Quire II: Fols. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21) (4 bifolia)
Note: This could be an original quire according to the watermarks.
- Quire III: Fols. 25-26 (1 bifolium)Note: The two leaves were joined during restoration, but originally formed
a quire together with the first leaves
now found in AM 163 k fol.
- The leaves are rather dirty with many stains.
- There are older repairs at the spine using paper strips.
- Some text in the margins has been lost due to trimming.
- Initial: The first initial equals ca. 3 lines and is
delicately decorated by means on flourishing and ornamentation.
Other initials span 1-2 lines and are decorated somewhat less.
- Paratext: The first lines of chapters are written in larger decorated letters.
The current binding (310 mm x 220 mm x 20 mm)
is a modern half binding with fabric on the
boards. It was made by Birgitte Dall
An older binding (305 mm x 198 mm x 8 mm)
is kept with the manuscript.
That binding consists out of grey cardboard and has blank paper as pastedown.
There are two stickers with the shelfmark on the spine and
the shelfmark and title are written on the front cover.
There are two old flyleaves in the binding. On the first flyleaf,
the letter "g" can be read. On its verso-side, there is something
written that resembles the number "43". The watermark on the flyleaves
is a coat of arms of Amsterdam.
An AM-slip (45 mm x 149 mm) is attached
to fol. 1r. Árni Magnússon
has written on it:
"Eyrbyggia-saga. ur Bok er
eg fieck af Monsr Jonas Dadasyne"
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 1: 92), but the active writing
period of the scribe was the
second half of the seventeenth century.
received the larger
codex, of which the codicological unit was a part, from Jónas
- When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms79.
- Before then the codicological unit was part of Ms79a.