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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer Greek 002
Description: ff. 241 - Old (original?) binding; dark brown leather over thick (10 mm.) wooden boards; front is blind-stamped with a cross in the middle surrounded by two frames with vegetal ornament. Remains of clasps. - Purchased by NYPL from a dealer in Florence, Italy, in 1958. - Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann, "Catalogue of Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Collections of the United States of America. Part II: The New York Public Library," Manuscripta50.1 (2006) 21-76, here 55-59.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 8
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencerGreek002_42
Language: Greek Country: Undetermined Century: 12th

Part 1: ff. 1r-241v
Description: - Parchment - 315/16 x 240 mm - Two cols.; written in 25 lines; interlinear space 9.5-11mm.
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Assigned Date: s. XII/XIIISearchable Date Range: 1150 - 1210
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Scribe(s): Constantine
Script: Liturgical minuscule
Figurative Decoration: Headpiece depicting the Deesis on f. 1r.
Other Decoration: Several headpieces decorated with intertwined circles (f. 27v), palmettes (f. 59r and f. 112v), two birds in arches (f. 76r), palmettes in guilloche (f. 141v), and interlace ornament (f. 168v). Major initals show standing evangelists; some zoomorphic.
Notes: Scribe left his name on f. 113r and f. 168r (bottom margins); note in Byzantine cryptographic system on f. 234r. Greek
Number of Texts: 7

Text 1: ff. 1r-27v
Title: Readings
Language(s): Greek
Notes: Daily readings from the gospel of John. Part of Synacharion (ff. 1r-204r). 
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f. 1r   Headpiece with a deesis; anthropomorphic initial (evangelist John).

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f. 10r   Initial epsilon with a blessing hand.

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Text 2: ff. 27v-76r
Title: Readings
Language(s): Greek
Notes: Daily readings from the gosple of Matthew. Part of Synacharion (ff. 1r-204r). Lacuna between ff. 49v and 50r: …καὶ ὁ ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ ἐπιστρε// //ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐπὶ πᾶσιν ὑπάρχουσιν… 

Text 3: ff. 76r-141v
Title: Readings
Language(s): Greek
Notes: Daily readings from the gospel of Luke. Part of Synacharion (ff. 1r-204r). 
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f. 95r   Quire signature.

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Text 4: ff. 141v-168r
Title: Vigils (Παννυχίδες-Νηστεῖαι )
Language(s): Greek
Notes: Part of Synacharion (ff. 1r-204r). 
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f. 168r   Name of the scribe in bottom margin.

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Text 5: ff. 168v-197r
Title: Passions ( Πάθη)
Language(s): Greek
Notes: Part of Synacharion (ff. 1r-204r). Lacuna between ff. 196v and 197r:...ἥτις ἐστὶν μετὰ τὴν παρασκευήν// //μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη… 
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f. 168v   Headpiece; zoomorphic initial epsilon (snake, bird) with a blessing hand

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Text 6: ff. 197r-204r
Title: Morning Lections (Ἑωθινά)
Language(s): Greek
Notes: Part of Synacharion (ff. 1r-204r). 

Text 7: ff. 204v-241v
Title: Μηνολόγιον σὺν Θεῷ ἁγίῳ Menologion
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: ἀρχὴ τῆς ἰνδικτιῶνος καὶ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου πατρὸς ἡμῶν Συμεὼν τοῦ Στυλίτου
Explicit: τῆς θυγατρὸς αὐτοῦ Ἡρῳδιάδος
Status of text: Ending defectively.
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f. 221v   Portrait of the evangelist Matthew in margin.

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f. 234r   A prayer by the scribe in bottom margin written in a cryptographic system.

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f. 241v   Snake swallowing a person forms an initial tau.

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