The text is written in one column. 250-260 mm x 145 mm52-5515-20Note: On fol. 8r, the written surface is 295 mm x 150 mm.
11326 mm x 205 mmThere is contemporary pagination in dark ink in the top outer corners (147-168).
The watermark is a flourished coat of arms with a fish and the letters "S" and "O" inside.
Note: The same watermark is found in AM 144 fol.
There is later foliation in red ink in the left half of the top margins (1-11).
There are three quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
- Quire I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3) (2 bifolia)
- Quire II: fols. 5-8 (5+8, 6+7) (2 bifolia)
- Quire III: fols. 9-11 (9, 10+11) (1 singleton, 1 bifolium)
- The leaves show different stains and discoloration, especially close to the edges.
- The bottom edge is untrimmed.
- Some leaves have been repaired close to the spine.
- The bottom outer corner of the last leaf (fol. 11) is missing. It got stuck to the inside of
the back cover of the binding (were it can still be seen) and was torn off.
Info: fols. 1r-7v:51 and 9r-11v were written in one hand in chancery script. Catchwords were written in kurrent script.
Info: fols. 7v:51-8v was written in an other hand which switches in between fractura and kurrent.
- Initial: The initials span 2-8 lines and are ornamented intricately using additional strokes and
different kinds of flourishing.
- Paratext: The rubric and first line of the text are written in larger and
very decorative letters (imitating textualis script).
- Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with squiggles
underneath that end in a loop, at times with a hook to the right.
The manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding from Jens Jakob Weber
On the front cover,
"No 188. Magus Jarls Saga"
was written in ink. On the spine, there are two stickers for the shelfmark
and the running number. The pastedown contains printed material in multiple layers. The layout of this material looks similar to
's "Om Odin" (1771) but is a different text.
There is an AM-slip
(45 mm x 180 mm)
that is attached to the recto-side of the front flyleaf. Árni Magnússon
has written on its recto-side:
ur bok i grænu bande, er eg feck af Sr Jone Torfasyne a
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the end of the seventeenth century,
while it is dated to ca. 1685-1700 on
According to the AM-slip, these 11 leaves were in a book with a
green binding that Árni
received from the pastor
- When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms72.