Manuscript Laboratory, Part 1: Determining Provenance and Descriptive Bibliography (Click here for tips to help you fill out this worksheet.)
Description of Content (Author or Scribe [if known] / Text Function / Persons, Places, Things, and Actions Mentioned / Relation to Other Similar MSS):
Physical Description--Paper size (h/w in cm.); Text block size (h/w in cm); Paper composition (chainlines? watermarks?) or animal hide used in parchment, if known (with grain, texture, color, and other evidence to support the identification):
Number of leaves/folia/pages:
Lines per page (most/least, average):
Words per line (most/least, average):
Characteristics of the script (era, formality, abbreviations, distinctive letter forms):
Further issues including other document evidence not visible in digital surrogate: Conversion of currency values into modern equivalents.
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