The Prince and the Plunder

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A 15th century manuscript of the Synodos (OR 794)

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What: A 15th century Ethiopian manuscript containing the Synodos – Apostolic Canons after Ascension. A collection of canonico-liturgical writing dealing with various aspects of ecclesiastical practice. It has ornamental designs.

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 794
Digital version –

Stamped on first page: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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