The Prince and the Plunder

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The Gospels (OR 514)

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What: A 17th century Ethiopian manuscript of the four gospels including the deeds of the reigns of ‘lyasu II, ‘lyo’as, and Takla Haimanot II.

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

Ref: OR 514
Digital version –

Stamped at the front: “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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