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MS. Barocci 99

Summary Catalogue no.: 99

Prophetologion 13th cent.


(fols. 1r–131v)

fols. 1r–102v contain the readings for movable feasts, as pr. in the Venice Anagnosticon of 1596, fols. 73–174; fols. 103r–131v the fixed feasts, as ibid., fols. 3–72, breaking off in the penultimate line of fol. 72v with καὶ διωδεύϲαμεν ἐρήμουϲ ἀβά[τουϲ. In the edition of the Prophetologion by C. Hoeg and G. Zuntz = Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Lectionaria I, Copenhagen 1939–, this MS. has the siglum Bc.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment (except fols. i–iii, 132–5).
Extent: iii + 135 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 185 × 130 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–iii), 1–131, (132–3), (134–5).


(fol. 1) i–v 8, (fol. 41) vi–vii 10, (fol. 61) viii–xi 8, (fol. 93) xii 6, (fol. 99) xiii 4, (fol. 103) xiv–xvi 8, (fol. 127) xvii 5 leaves.


Ruling: 2 columns of 33 lines. Ruling type Leroy 00C2.


One scribe. Written in Italy according to Hoeg–Zuntz, op. cit.


Rubrication: headpieces of simple penwork ornament, titles and initials in vermilion. No musical notation.

Ornamental headpieces. Ornamental strips and decorated initials at the beginnings of lections. (Hutter iii. 98, Abb. 393)



Binding of blind-stamped brown leather, 17th–18th cent.


Origin: 13th century, first half ; Byzantine (Hutter) ; Italian (?) (Wilson)

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970, with additions from Hutter (1982). Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.