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Arabus et Latinus

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Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 42555

s. XIII1.

Parchment, 12 f., a single hand, decorated initials. This is a MS fragment damaged in several parts and bound in disorder (folia to be read in the following order: f. 3, 1, 4, 2 and 5-12, with one folio missing between 5 and 6).

Ptolemaica (single text).




‘(3r) Tabu<la mediorum motuum quinque stellarum> longitudinis et diversitatis. Motus Satu<rni in annis coniunctis longitudinis et diversitatis>… (1r) Tabula mediorum motuum quinque stellarum longitudinis et diversitatis. Motus Iovis in annis coniunctis longitudinis et diversitatis… (4r) … <di>versitatem continet angulus bth, hec namque iam precessit declaratio erit angulus bth 3 partes secundum quantitatem una duarum linearum que subtenduntur eis, erit 100 partes et 4 minuta secundum…’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2)

, fragments IX.4 (three tables for Saturn, three tables for Jupiter and the first table for Mars), 3r-3v and 1r-1v; IX.9-XI.5, 4r-4v, 2r-2v and 5r-12v (with most of X.5 gone due to the missing folio). Marginal corrections by the scribe f. 4r-4v and 11r.