The text is written in one column. 170 mm x 125 mm23-268-12
48192 mm x 155 mmThere is later pagination in the top outer corner of every recto-page in black ink and partly in pencil (1-95).
There are different watermarks.
The most common watermark in the first quire resembles a wreath with letters or a year(?) on top
and some bands on the bottom part.
The second quire shows some kind of coat of arms with floral ornaments on top.
In the last part, there
is another coat of arms-like watermark with the letters "MC" underneath.
Some details are:
- Fol. 1: wreath (bottom)
- Fol. 2: countermark ("blank"?)
- Fol. 3: wreath (top)
- Fol. 4: countermark "blank"?)
- Fol. 5: countermark "blank"?)
- Fol. 6: wreath (bottom)
- Fol. 7: countermark "blank"?)
- Fol. 8: wreath (top)
- Fol. 41: "MC"
- Fol. 42: "MC"
- Fol. 43: "blank"
- Fol. 44: "blank"
- Fol. 45: "blank"
- Fol. 46: "blank"
- Fol. 47: coat of arms-like shape (top)
- Fol. 48: coat of arms-like shape (top)
There are six quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords at the original quire boundaries, i.e. on
fols. 8v, 16v, 24v,
32v and 40v. Moreover, there are
catchwords on fols. 44r, 47v and a few pseudo-catchwords. Most of those
seem to be added later.
- Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia) Note: This is 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)
- Quire IV: fols. 25-32 (25+32, 26+31, 27+30, 28+29) (4 bifolia)
- Quire V: fols. 33-40 (33, 34+39, 35+38, 36+37, 40) (2 singletons, 3 bifolia) Note: The two singletons
fols. 33 and 40 have been joined during conservation and did also form
an original bifolium.
- Quire VI: fols. 41-48 (41+48, 42+27, 43+46, 44+45) (4 bifolia)
- The leaves are rather dirty with many stains.
- Especially the pages at the quire boundaries are dirty and darker than the other pages.
- Fols. 33 and 40 are of slightly thinner paper.
Info: The same hand wrote AM 613 g 4to.
- Initial: The initials span 1-3 lines. They are decorated by means of bolder strokes
and partly flourishing.
- Paratext: The rubrics and first lines of sections are written larger. They are emphasised
by means of chancery script.
- On the originally empty fol. 48v, there are a stanza and different pen
trials. The names
"Jon " and
"A(?) Halldorsdotter" can be read among them.
- There are more additions by later hands, e.g. in the margins of fols. 29r and
- A later hand has added
"No 613." to the recto-side of the AM-slip (see accMat).
The current binding (198 mm x 161 mm x 10 mm)
is from 1771-1780.
It is made out of grey paper on cardboard with printed material as pastedown.
On the front cover, the title and shelfmark were written in ink. First, the shelfmark was only
and a later hand has added
. On the spine,
there are two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
(67 mm x 137 mm) is attached to the
front of the manuscript. On the recto-side of the slip,
Rimur 16. Petrs Einarssonar. fragment Kollantz Rimna. ur bok
fra sira Þorkele Oddz syne i Gaulveriabæ."Note: The second item refers to the rímur now found in AM 613 g 4to.
Something more seems to have been written on the slip below the note, but it is now cut off.
On the verso-side, there are fragments of older perpendicular writing, also in the
hand of Árni Magnússon
. The words on the verso-side
are partially crossed out.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland.
Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 21).