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

MS. Ashmole 5

Summary Catalogue no.: 6655


Nicholas of Lynn , Kalendarium
Language(s): Latin
Astronomical tables.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniature (drawing).

Diagrams. (P&A iii. 680)

fol. 1r, initial D, Trinity.

full border, floral designs, dragon, animal masks, tonsured cleric, kneeling, hands joined in prayer, supporting a scroll. In the lower margin two winged grotesques with human heads support a shield with a coat of arms.


Origin: 14th century, end (after 1387) ; English

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from 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). Decoration, localization and date follow P├Ącht and Alexander (1973). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.