Bifolium fragment slightly damaged. The two pages are not consecutive. The borders are trimmed with lost of contents at the top and on the lateral borders. The parchment of Av - Br is in better condition: on the other side of the bifolium the ink is more vanished, wrinkles and folds make the reading difficult. The fragment was used as a book cover.
Size: Bifolium 431-441 x 308-326 mm; Leaf A 215-220 x 308-326 mm; Leaf B 218-223 x 308-326 mm. Text area: two columns of 100-105 x 245-260 mm. Text lines 23, some with notation.
Type of script:
Type of notation:
Plain initials in red and black; pen-flourished initials in red and blue. Display script in red. Text and notation in black. Neums on a dry-point line.
Inscriptions and marks:
A recto: "85" in red ink, modern hand.
Bv: at the bottom of the page there are four inscriptions, all reversed with respect to the text: "Caixa 250, n° 23" written by pen in blue ink; "Salvador de Vilarinho das Cambas" in brown ink; beneath this inscription there is another one with the same text but bigger size and black ink "Salvador de Vilarinho das Cambas" . The last inscription is more ancient and almost unreadable.
P. Avelino de Jesus da Costa referes to this fragment as: "Caixa 250 - 81 – Número 23 – Tombo do Salvador de Vilarinho das Cambas, 1547". In his description of the source, P. Avelino refers to a bifolium fragment, which is the one here analyzed, and to another fragment of size: 310 x 95 mm, with text area of240 x 65 mm (one column). He wrote that both the bifolium and the single column fragment were trimmed with lost of contents. Nowadays the single column fragment is lost.
COSTA Avelino Jesus da, Pergaminhos Medievais: Inventário Ideográfico e Bibliográfico (9.vols), Braga, Seminário de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, 1944.