London, British Library, Additional 30863

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General information

Folios132
Folio notes:132 folios; the manuscript only contains the Roman de Troie.
LanguageFrench - Central localisation or influence
Approx. date?1200 to 1210
Date notes'ca. 1200-1210' (Stirnemann 1993, 205).
Place(s) of productionChampagne
Jung 1996, 100.
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] (et)  seras desor enauant
First words of last recto folio[f. 132ra] P  arpoi q(ue) sepres nel (con)m(en)ce
Incipit[f. 1ra] Veint(re) ??(et) do??nter (et) ??iustic??ier /
Explicit[f. 132vb] C  il q(ui) despoille les boissons

Material

Material:vellum
Watermark:
Condition:Low-grade parchment, thick, sometimes rather dark in appearance, and with numerous stitched or unstithced holes (e.g. f. 19) and holes within the ruled area (e.g. f. 33). The lower margins of ff. 15, and 101-2 have been cut out. f. 1r is particularly worn, and the sides of leaves have been repaired with paper, especially towards the beginning of the codex. Considerable creasing due to the tightness of the binding.

Structure

Collation:

273-889610-178187 (numbered after medieval quire numbers)

Quire structure:Quaternions, except for quire 9, which has only 6 folios. Quire 2 wants its first leaf, and quire 18 its last.
Quire marks:final verso folio of the quire in the lower margin
first recto folio of the quire centered in the lower margin (miniscule letter)
Catchwords:
Catchword disposition:none

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:Numerous pen-flourished initials (height: 2 lines, occasionally 3) in red or green (with decoration in the opposing colour). These are of the 'Manerius Style'. The use of green is unusual for Champenois decoration and 'may have been adopted here in imitation of an exemplar coming from Normandy or Touraine' (Stirnemann 1993, 198).
Evidence of readership:A 13th-c. hand has marked 'T' for Trojan and 'G' for Greek in the margins, in green ink (e.g. ff. 17rb, 18ra, 18rb, etc.). There are also 13th-c. pen trials (?): 'folx est qui aime' (lower margin of f. 38); and 'amor ma mis en g(ra)nt (base of f. 56). At the base of f. 14v is written in a 14th-c. hand: 'A ma dame de martignie madame / mauleu(ri)er saluz (et) bo(n)ne amor'. A 15th-c. hand has written vertically in the margins of ff. 51, 72v and 130v, e.g. 'A mon bon amy ??e(n)nuec?? de lauíllerus quí focít lafille ??bugey?? atere' (!) (f. 51).
Foliations description:Modern pencil numbering in the upper right corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 43r
LayoutVerse
Page dimensions237x158 (mm)
Justification180x105 (mm)
Columns2
5mm between columns
Column ruling present in ruling faded or effaced (ruling faded or effaced )
Lines40
Line ruling present in ruling faded or effaced (ruling faded or effaced )
Rubrication
Writing above top line?True
Sample page layout:

Hand(s)

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptNorthern textualis
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 132vb
Date?1200 to 1250
Scribe description:A small, angular textualis of the early 13th c., with two-compartment 'a' (open upper bow), ascenders with serifs, 'j' used in final position, round 'r' exclusively after 'o', only very occasional round 's' in final position; 'u' in initial position; 2-shaped 'z'. Tironian 'et' is uncrossed.
Notes

Provenance

DescriptionThe Martigny and Maulévrier families (mentioned in a note on f. 14v) are linked to the Maine-et-Loire département (Busby 2002, II:719).
Date?1300 to 1399
PlaceWestern France (Region in {unspecified})