AM 203 fol. (1600-1699, Iceland) Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Copenhagen 1. (1r:1-10v:3) Gautreks sagaIcelandicSøgu þattur af Giafa Ref Og Dala fiflummGaute hefur köngur heited er ried fyrer
Gautlande.Var Hrolfur snemma mykell fyrer sier. Og enndar hier nv þott Giafa ʀefs
og DalafiflaAM 152 fol.2. (11r:1-28v:4) Gautreks sagaIcelandicFra Gavta Könge inum MilldaI CAP. Þar hefium vier eina fräsógu af einum könng
þeim er Gauti hiet.war Hrölfur snemma mykill fyrer sier. Og enndar hier nu þätt Giafa Refs
og Dalafyfla.Note: Fols. 29-30 are left blank.3. (31r:1-87v:28) Hrólfs saga GautrekssonarIcelandicSaga Fra Hrölfe Könge GavtrekssÿneI. CAP Þar hefium wier þessa Sógu Ad Gautrekur hefur köngur heited.og lukum ver so sógu hrolfs kongs Gautrekssonar, hafi sa þóck er skrifadi.4. (88r:1-114v:8) Hervarar saga og HeiðreksIcelandicHervarar Þattur hinn gamle finnst so skrifadur Sem hier EptterfylgerSvo finnst ritad J fórnumm Bökumm ad Jothunheimar voru
kallader nordur vmm GandvijkPhilippus atte Jngegerde dottur Haralldz kongs
Sigurdssonar, war hann skamma stunnd könngurNote: Björn Jónson of Skarðsá's commentary on the Heiðreks gátur has been added. Only the upper half of fol. 95r is
filled in, but with no loss of text. There was originally left space - 1 ½ pages - for the lacuna. The
riddle section is written in two columns; the riddles are written in the left column with Björn's comments
in the right.5. (115r:1-123v:34) Þorsteins þáttur bæjarmagnsIcelandicSaga Af Thorsteine Bæiar-magne Bæ[..]I þann tijma er Hakon jarl Sigur[...] som ried fijrer Noregehefur ei sydann ordid vartt vid Agda. Um sumarit epter færdi þorsteinn olafi
kongi hornin Hvitinga. og sigldi epter þvi til eigna sinna og
hefer sidan eigi til hans frettst. Enn er olafur
kongur hvarf af orminum, hurfu eirnin hornin Hvitingar:6. (124r:1-139v:26) Egils saga einhenda og Ásmundar berserkjabanaIcelandicSagann Af Eigle EinhendtaHertryggur hefur köngur heited. hann ʀied fyrer Austur
j Russia.heffur sydann einge hlutur funndist aff henne og ongvo þvi
sem var á. Lukumm wier so þessare Sógu7. (140r:1-145v:2) Illuga saga GríðarfóstraIcelandicSaga Af Jlluga Grijdar föstraSa köngur hiet Hrijngur er ried fyrer Danmórk.Þesse Jllugi vard sijndann föst bröder Gnodar Asmundar. Og lukumm wier hier Saugu
Jlluga Gʀijdar föstra
CodexPaperi, 149, i320mm x 195mmNote: The leaves of items 1-3 are shorter than the rest. The height in this first part is 300mmThere are diffrent watermarks. The watermark on fol. 87 resembles a wine glass. The watermark on fols. 62,
17 and 31 has the letters 'MC'
below an image. The watermark on fols. 28 and 89-138 shows a castle with a total of three towers, a larger one in
the middle and a smaller one at either side. A different castle or fortess is visible on fols. 1r-10v. This one shows three equally sized elements, a gate with a
pointed roof and a flag on top, a two round tower at either side. On fols. 140-145 there is a larger image, possibly displaying a city with two circles with
crosses inside them on top. The other side of these bifolia shows a small inifinity sign. The
watermark on fols. 146-149 is yet a different image of a castle
with again two round towers and a gate. This time the gate is considerably smaller than the towers,
and the towers both have a window. Beneath the image the letter L and a star can be
seen.Later foliation: Foliated in the upper right hand corner. Due to an earlier misordering, some leaves were numbered
incorrectly. The foliation was corrected twice, once by Jón Sigurðsson. Average: The first part of the manuscript (items 1-3) is is good shape, the second part (items 4-7) is in
worse shape, some leaves being damaged by moisture and/or wear. Text is lost on fol. 115.235mm x 140mmJón ErlendssonHum cursivaMajor
Info: 1r-86v, 87v-94v:13 and 95v-139v.
Info: The end of Þorsteins þáttr bæjarmagns was
copied onto 123v by Árni Magnússon.
Initial: A single decorated initial on fol. 31r.
There are several marginal notes, some of them most likely in Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson's hand.
Árni Magnússon added the final lines of Þorsteins þáttur bæjarmagns on fol. 123v.
Fols. 146-149 are later insertions, containing seventeeth century collector's accounts in Danish.
The manuscript is bound in in a modern standard half-binding. Dimensions: 328 x
208 x 31. Strips of manuscript waste with text on them survive from an
earlier binding. Some have been incorporated back into the binding at the back of the manuscript.
Others are stored in the
manuscript's case. The four last leaves did not originally belong to the manuscript. During
an earlier binding, these leaves were inserted. The present order has been indicated by Jón Sigurðsson.
Árni Magnússon: OwnerBrynjólfur Sveinsson: OwnerJón Sigurðsson: ScholarNote: Probably a composite manuscript, as indicated by varying leaf sizes.
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