The text is written in one column. 180 mm x 140 mm32-3414-16Note: Chapters and their numbers are indicated in the margins.
27200 mm x 160 mmThere is modern foliation in pencil (1-27).
The watermark is a coat of arms of Amsterdam with a large crown on top (with a cross and floral ornaments).
Below the two lions, the letters "MLD" can be read.
The details are:
- fol. 2: coat of arms (lions)
- fol. 3: coat of arms (crown)
- fol. 4: "blank"
- fol. 5: "blank"
- fol. 6: "blank"
- fol. 7: "blank"
- fol. 8: coat of arms (lions)
- fol. 9: coat of arms (crown)
- fol. 10: coat of arms (lions)
- fol. 11: coat of arms (crown)
- fol. 12: "blank"
- fol. 13: "blank"
- fol. 14: "blank"
- fol. 15: "blank"
- fol. 16: coat of arms (lions)
- fol. 17: coat of arms (crown)
- fol. 18: coat of arms (crown)
- fol. 19: coat of arms (lions)
- fol. 20: "blank"
- fol. 21: "blank"
- fol. 22: coat of arms (crown)
- fol. 23: coat of arms (lions)
- fol. 24: "blank"
- fol. 25: "blank"
- fol. 26: coat of arms (crown)
- fol. 27: coat of arms (lions)
There is earlier pagination in black ink in the top outer corners (1-54).
There are three quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
- Quire I: fols. 1-9 (1, 2+9, 3+8, 4+7, 5+6) (1 singleton, 4 bifolia) Note: Fol. 1 used
to form the outermost bifolia of an original quire together with fol. 8 of AM 585 d 4to.
- Quire II: fols. 10-17 (10+17, 11+16, 12+15, 13+14) (4 bifolia)
- Quire III: fols. 18-27 (18+27, 19+26, 20+25, 21+24, 22+23) (5 bifolia)
- The leaves are rather dirty with many stains.
- The script is fading on the pages that used to
be at a quire boundary.
- The leaves have been trimmed so that parts of the
marginalia and chapter numbers were cut off.
Info: The same scribe wrote AM 345 4to etc.
The rubrics and certain words were written in chancery script.
- Initial: The initials are emphasised by means of size (2-5 lines) and decorated with additional strokes.
- Paratext: The rubrics and first lines of sections are written in chancery script.
- Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with varying squiggles.
- Paratext: The end of the saga is written in the shape of half a diamond.
- In the lower margin of fol. 24r, the word
"Raster" is added in black ink.
- There are a few marginal additions by the scribe.
The manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding from the time of
Jens Jacob Weber
, i.e. 1771-1780.
The shelfmark (including the letter) and the title of the saga were written on the front cover.
On the spine, there are remnants of two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
The pastedown is made from printed material.
(193 mm x 146 mm)
is attached to the inner margin of the first leaf. It was written by Árni
. The last page numbers were corrected in a lighter brown ink, though
possibly by Árni
The slip reads:
"Hectors saga pag. 1.
Ulfars Saga Sterka 55.
Gibbeons Saga 87.
Nikulass Saga Leikara 124.
Sigurdar Saga Fotz 145.
Sigurdar Saga Turnara 150.
Valldemars Saga 1601.
Konrads Saga 1745.
Þialar Jons saga 2045.
Ur bok er eg feck af Markuse
Bergssyne, og tok i sundur."
The codicological unit was written in Iceland
by Jón Þórðarson.
According to the colophon in the other parts of the original manuscript, it was written in
in the second half of the seventeenth century.