Cluj-Napoca, Biblioteca Academiei Române, R.82761

Remarks by the Editor

Description made during the Codicology I course of the Diplôme Européen d'Études Médiévales (DEEM), organised by the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales (FIDEM). Tutor: Adrian Papahagi.  

General Information

Title Antiphonale
Shelfmarks R.82761
Page/Folio Reference wrapper
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Central Europe, Hungary/ Transylvania (?)
Date of Origin 1451-1500
Script, Hands

One hand, Northern Gothica textualis.

Original Condition

Page Height 470 – 480 mm
Page Width 330 – 340 mm
Height of Written Area 330 – 350 mm
Width of Written Area 240 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 110 mm
Number of Lines 23 – 26
Line Height 13 – 14 mm
Ruling red ink
More about the Condition

Five red staves(25-26 mm).

Current Condition

Extent ca. 1/3 of the original leaf
Dimensions 165 x 235 mm
More about the Current Condition

The fragment was cropped from the middle of the page.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Minimally decorated lombards (red/blue, 2 lines).

  • Musical Notation

    Metz Gothic notation, frequent in medieval Hungary (including the diocese of Transylvania).

  • Content

    • Content Item
      • Text Language Latin
      • Title Antiphonale
      • Content Description

        [S. Gregorii, 12 Mar.]

        ...// uerum etiam reli[giosa] | [or]iginem duxit. | [Fulgeb]at in veneran|[do duplex d]ecus Gregori|[o senatori]a dignitas se[cundum]… // Nam felix eiusdem apostolice | sedis antistes uir ma|gne <om.: virtutis> in Christo et in ecclesia | glorie eius attauus fuit. Sed tamen | hanc nobilitatem lineam Gregori|us moribus extulit probis arti|bus | deco|rauit|
        R. Uidens Rome | vir beatus angelorum fore // …

      • _R_82761



    Medieval Hungary/ Transylvania?


    The host volume belonged to the Reformed College of Cluj ("Collegii Reformati Claudiopolitani", s. XVIII, frontispiece of the host volume). Previous owners in the 17th c. were Samuel Száthmar-Németi ("Est Samuelis Szath. Németi 1686") and, perhaps before him, Ádám Ferencz ("Adami Francisci liber" – frontispiece of the host volume).

    Samuel Száthmar-Németi studied in Franeker, where the host volume was printed.

    Persons and Institutions Samuel Szathmár-Németi (1658-1717)

    Host Volume

    Title I. Drusii Quaestionum Ebraicarum libri tres. In quibus innumera Scripturae loca explicantur aut emendantur. Editio secunda melior et auctior.
    Date of Origin/Publication 1599
    Place of Origin/Publication Franeker
    Shelfmark R.82761