Uppsala University Library, Gr. 28A
Composite manuscript with mainly epistolographic contents, in two volumes (together with Gr. 28B)
Constantinople, mid 14th c.
ii, 225, ii' ff.
220 × 145 mm
Support 1ff. LCI, SL1r–SL2v, SR1r–SR2v, RCI
Watermark 23ff. LCI/SL1, SR2/RCI,
Support 1ff. 1r–17v
Watermark 1ff. 3/8,
Support 1ff. 18r–76v
Support 1ff. 77r–128v
Watermark 7ff. 78/83, 79/82–2, 102/107, 103/106,
Watermark 9ff. 85/92,
Support 1ff. 129r–151v
Support 1ff. 152r–172v
Support 1ff. 173r–196v, 199r–199v, 201r–225v
Hand 1(ff. 1r–17v) Scribe A, Philotheos Metropolitan of Selymbria, who is the main scribe and the organizer of the volume (PLP, no. 29896). Writes in a distinct digraphic way, with one more calligraphic variant, suggestive of the Metochitesstil, and one more narrow and cursive minuscule. The styles may be compared, e.g., on (f. 1r), where the pinax on the upper half differs from the letter recorded below. That the two variants are by the same scribe is evident from other parts of the volume, where the two styles constantly take turns and also sometimes appear to transform into each other. The scribal hand, in both its digraphic variants, seems to be indentical to the one represented in the Princeton Gospel book Princeton y1957-19; that manuscript includes a colophon providing the name of Philotheos Metropolitan of Selymbria and the year 1379–1380.
Hand 2(ff. 75v–76v) Scribe B (except for the rubric on (f. 75v), which is by Philotheos Metropolitan of Selymbria). This cursive minuscule script is not altogether different from the cursive variant of the main hand, but should, according to Dieter Harlfinger’s palaeographical analysis, nevertheless be seen as another hand; cf. Karlsson (1981), p. 23. Scribe B has contributed also in Q13–14 and Q18, and is responsible for a few folios in Gr. 28B.
Hand 1(ff. 77r–101v, 108r–109v, 120r–128v) Scribe A, Philotheos Metropolitan of Selymbria; cf. preceding units.
Hand 2(ff. 102r–107v, 110r–119v) Scribe B, the collaborator of Philotheos Metropolitan of Selymbria; cf. the preceding unit.
Hand 1(ff. 129r–150v:19, 151v:15–151v:28) Scribe A, Philotheos Metropolitan of Selymbria; cf. preceding units.
230 × 170 × 55 mm
- Norrmann (1691–1694),
- Foerster (1877),
- Graux (1889), pp. 53–55
- Foerster (1903–1927), vol. 9, pp. 145–146
- Fritz (1905), p. 376
- Lindstam (1910), pp. LIV–LX
- Lindstam (1919–1920), pp. 62–65
- Hermelin (1934),
- Garzya (1973), p. 27, no. 209
- Karlsson (1981),
- Harlfinger (1996), pp. 47–48, plates 10–12
- Gastgeber (2010), pp. 419–421
- Kotzabassi (2010), p. 479