„ neita. k onungr sv arar Se ek at þ et ta mal þarf at litt se alopt borit “
„ lytr h onu m ok kveðe h ann bliðum orðv m ok fog ru m talar ok “
„ ma i h er nað. ok a einu hsti sotti h ann afund haʀ alldz k onungs “
„ er t il v ar sott u m alla uikina “
Foliated in red ink in the top outer corners by Kålund .
The manuscript consists of a single gathering, originally having eight leaves, but now only six as the two innermost leaves have been lost.
The manuscript is written in one column throughout with 30 lines per page. Rubrics and majuscules in red.
The outermost pair of folios are so blackened and worn that reading is difficult and in places impossible. The top and outer margins are completely cut away. The two innermost folios of the manuscript have been lost, for which reason the manuscript comprises two fragmentary parts.
The manuscript is written in a regular Icelandic Gothic bookhand. The orthography is good.
The manuscript was bound in 1935 by Carl Lund . It is a parchment binding with the manuscript item and the serial number imprinted in gold on the upper board. 190 mm x 150 mm x 10 mm .
The manuscript was written in Iceland about 1300. It might have originally been in one manuscript together with Knýtlinga saga, now in AM 20 b I fol.
In Árni Magnússon 's catalogue of Icelandic parchment manuscripts, now AM 435 a 4to, he is undoubtedly referring to this manuscript when he writes on fols 60v-62r: Skiỏlldunga Sỏgu fragmentu m ut puto. 4 blỏd 4to.
Catalogued 3. september 1999 by EW-J. Parsed 21. júní 2000 . Checked by MJD 30.08.2000, and again 13.04.01. Checked 27. maí 2008 by Silvia Hufnagel .
The manuscript was photographed in 1962. The following copies are kept at The Arnamagnæan Collection: