The text is written in one column. 240 mm x 135 mm8-1210-13
iii, 28, iii295 mm x 190 mmThere is older foliation in dark ink in the top outer corners (90-117), which has been erased on some leaves.
There is an anchor watermark. Note: The same watermark is found in AM 161 fol. CU1 and AM 212 fol.
On the front and back flyleaves, there is a coat of arms with two lions, which is rather "fuzzy" in style. There is no crown on top,
and the letters "HS" (S written in the middle of H) can be read underneath.
The coat of arms itself is divided into two (i.e. a right and a left part).
There is modern foliation in red ink in the top outer corners (1-28).
There are four quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords at the end of each quire except for the last page, which is blank.
- Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia). Note: The leaves have been repaired, but this seems to be an original quire.
- Quire II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia) Note: This is an original quire.
- Quire III: fols. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21) (4 bifolia) Note: This is an original quire.
- Quire IV: fols. 25-28 (25+28, 26+27) (2 bifolia) Note: The leaves have been repaired, but this seems to be an original quire.
- There are a couple of stains, slightly discolouring the paper.
- Fols. 1r and 28v are especially dark, but the pages at inner quire boundaries, i.e.
fols. 8v-9r, 16v-17r and 24v-25r are also somewhat darker than the other pages.
- The ink of the first initial bleeds through the paper.
- In the inner margin of fol. 28v, a rubbed-of outline of a large initial "Þ" is visible. Note: The corresponding
initial is found on fol. 1r of AM 212 fol.
- There are older repairs at the spine using paper strips.
Info: An unknown scribe wrote fols. 4v-5v.
Info: Another unknown scribe wrote the last lines on fol. 14r.
- Initial: There is a large initial on fol. 1r corresponding to ca. 7 lines. It is decorated by means of bold strokes and additional flourishing.
- Initial: The letters at the beginning
of sections are written larger (1-2 lines) and are slightly decorated.
- Paratext: The rubric and first line of the text are emphasised by means of larger script and partially capitals.
- The main scribe has made some additions in the margins of fols. 5v and 8v.
The binding (298 mm x 198 mm x 15 mm)
is a full parchment binidng on cardboard. It is from Árni Magnússon
There are parchment strips laced through the spine fold
and blank leaves were used as pastedown. There are several larger stains on the covers.
An AM-slip (70 mm x 172 mm) is pasted onto
the first front flyleaf. It reads in the hand of
saga hredu. med hende Sr Jons Erlendsson i Villinga hollte. or
bök fra Jone Thorlakssyne."
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 1: 100), but the active writing period of the main scribe was
According to the AM-slip, the codicological unit was once part of a larger codex,
which Árni Magnússon
bought from the sýslumaður Jón Þorláksson
Before that, it belonged to the bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson
. It is unsure how it came into the
possession of Jón Þorláksson
(STUAGNL 63, viii-ix).
- When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms28.
- Before then the codicological unit was part of Ms28a.