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Manuscript Monday: Penn MS Codex 1065

The second entry for the Penn Parchment Project is MS Codex 1065, an English (perhaps?) Bible dated from between 1240 and 1250. To find out more about the manuscript, and to view a full digital facsimile (including high-resolution images) visit

A short video showing some sample pages from the manuscript.


A not very close-up of the folio from which our sample was taken. You can also see that the book is about 7 inches high.

Goatskin, calfskin, sheepskin, or something else? What’s your guess?