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AM 238 I fol.

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Lives of Female Saints; Iceland, 1275-1325

Name
Þorsteinn Sigurðsson 
Birth
1678 
Death
13 March 1765 
Occupation
District/county magistrate 
Roles
Owner; Scribe 
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Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
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Contents

1(1r-1v)
Maríu saga egipzku
Incipit

ek vt aptr þaɴog

Explicit

“hann miɴtiz þa a hvat

Bibliography

Heilagra manna søgur I, ed. cit. 510-512

Language of Text

Non

2(2r-2v)
Agnesar saga
Incipit

kallaði borgargreivans

Explicit

“andlat mitt helldr

Bibliography

Heilagra manna søgur I, ed. cit. 20:19-21:7 Otherwise used as Ed. 238

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
2. 245 mm x 162 mm
Condition

More than the upper half of f. 2 is missing.

Layout

The fragment is written in long lines with 34 lines per page on f. 1.

Accompanying Material

Árni Magnússon wrote the following on the AM-slip: “Þetta 1 1/2 blad tok Monsr Þorsteinn Sigurdzson med sier fra Islandi 1715. og hafdi hann þetta fragment feinged Nordr i landi, enn eigi i Austfiỏrdum. Þad kom hingad 1716”.

History

Origin

The fragment is written in Iceland c. 1300.

Provenance

According to the AM-slip Þorsteinn Sigurðsson owned the fragment, and he once got it from the northern Iceland.

Acquisition

According to the AM-slip Árni Magnússon got the codex from Þorsteinn Sigurðsson in 1716.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 18-05-2000 by EW-J. (Parsed 28-03-2000).

Custodial History

Photographs in uv-light were taken in 1956

Supplementary photographs of the AM-slips of AM 238 I-XXIX fol. were taken in 1981.

The MS was set on meeting guards and bound in a grey cardboard cover 09.07.1958-02-03.1959.

Surrogates

plate plade 38 1956 Taken in uv-light. microfilm (master) Neg 620 1981 Supplementary photographs of the AM-slips of AM 238 I-XXIX fol. microfilm (archive) Pos571 1981 Supplementary photographs of the AM-slips of AM 238 I-XXIX fol.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Heilagra Manna Søgur: Fortællinger og Legender om hellige Mænd og Kvindered. C. R. Unger1877; I-II
1956
1981
1981
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