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AM 325 I 4to

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Orkneyinga saga; Iceland, 1276-1325

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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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Name
Seip, Didrik Arup 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Jexlev, Thelma 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1(1r-18v)
Orkneyinga saga
Language of Text

Non

1.1(1r-v)
No Title
Incipit

maɴ ganga ser til handa

Explicit

“haft skikiv racka

1.2(2r-10v)
No Title
Incipit

ok fanz at þæssvm overkvm

Explicit

“husa bær ok stoþ i hallendi

1.3(11r-12v)
No Title
Incipit

balldr vid dyʀ atialldi

Explicit

“Eɴ þeir skylldi

1.4(13r-18v)
No Title
Incipit

mannz aɴass þeir sendv

Explicit

“ok er Sveinn heyrþi”

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
18. 210 mm x 165 mm
Collation

The manuscript consists of 5 gatherings:

  • I: 1
  • II: 2
  • III: 3-10, these leaves are conjugate and has apparently made a complete gathering
  • IV: 11-12 are conjugate and was once the two innermost leaves of a gathering.
  • V: 13-18 are conjugate and was once the 6 innermost leaves of a gathering.

Layout

Rubrics in red that now are effaced and partly illegible.

Decoration

The majuscules are red or green. On the versos of ff. 5, 13, 15 and 16 the left margin is covered by an ornamentation that is connected with the majuscules.

Additions

Additions from the fourteenth century occur on fol. 5r: “skrifa þu alldre beg clmxs ihabys”.

Additions from the seventeenth century:

  • 2v: “Gudz kuedia”,
  • 3v: “Gudz kuedia sendizt ydur min Godi uin uidr sal + ”,
  • 7 v and 9v: “Gud”,
  • 13r and 18v: “Gudz”,
  • 15v: “Gudz nad”,
  • 16v: “hin G”,
  • 17r: “Hakon a halogalande”.

Binding

The manuscript is bound in a half binding with spine of parchment and side-coverings of marbled paper.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland c. 1300.

Provenance

The only record of the provenance of the manuscript is the name “Hakon a halogalande” on fol 17r, written in the seventeenth century.

Acquisition

On the AM-slip Árni Magnússon notes that he has got those fragments: “ur ymsum stodum ä Islande”. A similar note is found on fol 54v in AM 435 a 4to.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 11.02.2000. by EW-J.

Custodial History

Lent to the University Library of Oslo for the use of Didrik Arup Seip 16.09.1958-15.12.1960.

Lent to the Record Office for the use of Thelma Jexlev 16.07.1968-12.08.1968.

Lent to the exhibition of the Northern Council of Ministers Viking og Hvidekrist at The National Museum of Denmark 10.03.1992-15.03.1993.

Surrogates

plate plade 37 diapositive AM 325 I 4to May 1984 b/w prints AM 325 I 4to June 1961 210 x 300 mm.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Orkneyinga sagaed. Jonas Jonæus
Guðbrandur VigfússonOrkneyinga Saga and Magnus Saga with Appendices, Icelandic Sagas and other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen on the British Isles1887; I
Orkneyinga saga, STUAGNLed. Sigurður Nordal1913-1916; XL
May 1984
June 1961
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