A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Ash. Rolls 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 6658

Former shelfmark: MS. Ashmole 9


Calendar (imperfect)
Language(s): Latin
Calendarial and astronomical tables
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: parchment
Extent: 5 fols. folded to form a girdle book.
Dimensions (leaf): c. 300 × 185 mm.
Dimensions (leaf): c. 150 × 33 mm.


Coloured initials, rubrics, parts of text in red and green.


Origin: c. 1451 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Each month is headed with a reference to the year 1451 in the past tense, e.g. fol. 3v, 'anno domini 1451 incipiebat inductio primi cicli...', but a date substantially later than 1451 seems highly unlikely.

Elias Ashmole, 1617–1692.

Bequeathed by him to the Ashmolean Museum.

Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from Watson (see bibliography). Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.