Bifolium in good condition. The folds suggest that was used as book cover. There is still a remnant of the original stitching; dirty stains, mainly on c. 2 recto. Trimmed along the lateral borders.
Original foliation in roman numbers: II and VII.
Bifolium Size: 500-505 x 390-307 mm. Carta 2: 254-258 x 390 mm. Carta 7: 249-252 x 390-396 mm. Text area: c. 2 recto two columns of 82 x c. 320 mm; c. 2 verso two columns of c. 80 x c. 299 mm; c. 7 recto two columns of c. 82 x 298 mm; c. 7 verso two columns of c. 78 x c. 298 mm. 34 text lines on c. 2, some with music. 32 text lines on c. 7, some with music.
Type of script:
Type of notation:
Aquitanian (Portuguese variety)
Very simple decoration: only plain initials in red, black, blue and green. Display script in red. Text and notation in black. Aquitanian neums (Portuguese variety, early stage) on a red line.
Inscriptions and marks:
Two marginal notes on c. 2 verso, referred to the Gospel readings. On the same page between the two columns there is an unreadeable annotation, more modern, in Portuguese.
On c. 7 v, at the bottom of the page there are modern inscriptions which give us information on the provenance of the fragment "Amares e Besteiros". Then, a more modern hand wrote by pen in blue ink "240 n° 11".
P. Avelino de Jesus da Costa referes to this fragment as: "Caixa 240, 21 – Número 11 – Tombo de Salvador de Amares e de S. Paio de Besteiros, 1549".
COSTA Avelino de Jesus da, Pergaminhos Medievais: Inventário Ideográfico e Bibliográfico (9.vols), Braga, Seminário de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, 1944.