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Detailed record for Egerton 3145

Title New Testament (Epistles and Revelation)
Origin Eastern Mediterranean (Constantinople)
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 10th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration Headpieces in colours and gold, with foliate forms, and large initials in colours and gold, at the beginning of books (ff. 1, 7, 11, 15, 18v, 20v, 33, 37v, 41, 43, 44, 66v) . Small initials in red and gold. Simple endpieces. Chrysography.
Dimensions in mm 290 x 215 (185 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 67 ( + 4 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and 5 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Earlier binding kept separately as Egerton 3145 b (18th century).
Provenance Purchased in Ioannia in 1864 by the Rev. Reginald Barnes for Angela Georgina, Baroness Burdett-Coutts.
Presented by Burdett-Coutts to Sir Roger Cholmely's School, Highgate (Burdett-Coutts MS. II.4).
Purchased by the British Museum with the aid of the Egerton Fund from the Governors of Highgate School, 8 October 1938.
Notes Additional 28815 and this manuscript once formed a complete New Testament in more than 370 folios, but were divided before the nineteenth century.
Select bibliography H. I. Bell, 'A Greek New Testament Re-United', British Museum Quarterly, 13 (1938-38), 9-10.

The British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1936-1945, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1970), I, no. Eg. 3145.

T. S. Pattie, Manuscripts of the Bible: Greek Bibles in the British Library (London: British Library, 1979), p. 31.

Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, ed. by Kurt Aland, Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1994), 699.

John Lowden, catalogue entry no. 147, in Byzantium: Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture from British Collections, ed. by David Buckton (British Museum: London, 1994). [with additional bibliography]

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 280.

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