Manuscript miscellany in honor of St. Mercurius the general (Saint Mercurius of Caesarea); written and illuminated in Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Colophon: 1) fol. 30v: Donation in Coptic: Very fragmentary. See van Lantschoot.
Written area ca. 250 x 196 mm. Divisions: title, preceded and followed by 1 or more dividers, and major initial setting off major textual units from fol. 8v onwwards; ekthesis, enlarged or greatly enlarged reddened initial, and paragraphus sign setting off paragraphs. Exceeding letters of last line of the page sometimes written below end of the line (rarely below recto column a).
Script: Upright (titles right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 80 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised reddened dot in conjunction with a space; sometimes colon with space filler at ends of paragraphs. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: headpieces, tailpiece ornaments, marginal ornaments, major initials, paragraphus signs, signatures and page numbers, extended letters. Colors: green, red, and yellow, all chemically altered.