s. XV [15th century]
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Script: Written by two scribes in clumsily formed Greek minuscule: Scribe 1, ff. 1r-5v, 41r-42v (he signs himself brother Jacobus on f. 42r); Scribe 2, ff. 6r-39r (an unusually large and thick script). Latin added on ff. 39v-41r in gothic cursive of 15th or 16th century. Marginal notes in Greek by various later hands.
Initials very crudely done, in various styles and several shades of red. Rubrics throughout. Some scribblings in the margins, including a cow on f. 25v.
Folios 1, 2, 3, 41, and 42 are all torn, so that significant portions of the text are missing.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Rigid vellum case; handwritten on spine: "Codex Memb Graec"; on front cover, "no. 2".
Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 6564). Bought from L. C. Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957.
Manuscript on parchment (thick; most leaves palimpsest: religious text of the 10th century, in a small, regular Greek minuscule is faintly visible) of Miscellaneous prayers. Includes Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (the many peculiarities of the text suggest that it was copied by a scribe unfamiliar with Greek, perhaps from dictation); Gospel of John, 1.1-14. The lower text of palimpsest leaves appears to contain the Life of an unidentified saint named Ioannes.
17.8 x 13.2 cm
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