The Prince and the Plunder

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Didascalia Apostolorum, Ledata Manakosat, Mazgaba Haimanot, including a strip of parchment (OR 797)

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What: An mostly early 18th century manuscript including Didascalia Apostolorum, Ledata Manakosat, Mazgaba Haimanot and a list of Abyssinian kings. Fol. 1 is a strip of parchment, apparently intended for an amulet.

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

Provenance: 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

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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