The Prince and the Plunder

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A manuscript including the Miracles of Mary and a deed giving land to monks (OR 650)

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What: An Ethiopian manuscript dated 15th and 18th century of the Miracles of Mary including a deed of the 16th year (A.D. 1578) of Sarza Dengel, Malak Sagad, when he was going to war with Isaac, giving lands to certain monks

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

Ref: OR 650
Digital version –

Stamped inside the cover: “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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