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Athens, Library of the Byzantine and Christian Museum BXM 19697 (122/X.A.E. 321): Olim: Athens, Library of the Christian Archaelogical Society 321

Φύλλα: 30 Διαστάσεις: 210-212 × 150-153 mm.
Modern cardboard binding pasted with paper and cloth.
II + 30 + I leaves. The three end-leaves are made of light blue-green thin paper, whereas the 30 leaves of the main body of the codex are made of pale white paper of medium thickness.
A later hand foliated the codex in pencil with Arabic numerals in the fore edge of the recto of each leaf. The copyist had paginated himself the leaves alternately in the upper right and left corner with Arabic numerals in the ink used in the text (pp. 1-64), not without errors, however, since the pagination jumps from 16 to 18 and from 30 to 33. No quire marks are visible. The codex is composed of only 2 quires: 1VIIf.14 + 2VIIIf.30.
There are no colophons disclosing the identity of any of the copyists or of the owner. On ff. 1r/p. 2 and 29v/p. 62[59] an oval seal of the library of the owner is stamped. It has his own portrait at the center and is inscribed with his name and the date of his death: ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ΚΩΝΣΤ. ΝΙΚΟΔΗΜΟΥ ΝΑΥΑΡΙΝΟΥ 1879.
We know nothing about the copyist. The owner, Konstantinos Nikodemos (Κωνσταντῖνος Νικόδημος, 1795/6-1879) was a renowned fire-ship captain during the Greek Revolution of 1821. Later he became member of the Greek parliament, member of the Council of State, and vice-Admiral of the Greek Royal Navy.
It has been described by Severyns, “Les manuscrits d’Athènes”, in CMAG V (Les manuscrits d’Espagne, décrits par C. O. Zuretti / Les manuscrits d’Athènes, décrits par A. Severyns), 1928, pp. 162-169 (22-29).
Athens, Library of the Byzantine and Christian Museum BXM 19697 (122/X.A.E. 321): Olim: Athens, Library of the Christian Archaelogical Society 321
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