Collation: i¹, ii⁶ [-1 and -2 with text loss], iii [8 misplaced as f. 97], iv-xii⁸, xiii², xiv¹, xv⁸, xvi⁷ [1 misplaced as f. 1], xvii-xxi⁸, xxii⁶ [-2 and -6 with text loss], xxiii-xxiv⁸, xxv¹, xxvi-xxxi⁸, xxxii⁴ [-4, -5, -7, and -8 with text loss]. No quire signatures.
Two modern sets of foliation added in pencil.
Original order of folia: [2-22, 97, 23-96, 98-105, 217-218, 216, 219-227].
In columns; 21 lines per page.
Illuminated initial at the beginning of each Gospel reading.
With ekphonetic notation in red ink written above the Gospel texts, consistent with an 11th-century creation.
Maniculus on leaf 98r.
Modern binding of tight, light brown leather over wood, with three raised bands and modern parchment pastedowns.
Folios damaged throughout by a purple residue, the results of a bacteria from [now inactive] mould interacting with the collagen of the parchment; text unaffected.
Purchase; Les Enluminures; 2011; MS.12.015.
One of a group of codices from the Metochion of the Holy Sepulchre in Constantinople (Metochion MS 444), the most famous of which is the "Archimedes Palimpsest". Previously owned by Salomon Guerson.