Modern foliation in ink in the upper right margin.
There is moisture damage throughout the manuscript in the upper
margin. Especially at the beginning this has caused the ink to fade and become
difficult to read. Apart from this there are some tears in the paper and fraying
along the edges.
Watermarks suggest the manuscript was composed one year
at a time: fols. 1–22: a
crown with a three leaved clover above
Piccard, Kronen I, 324-327
Briquet, Couronne, 4645-4646
(dated 1459–1473); fols. 23–46: a
bull’s head with eyes and nostrils and a star above it
Piccard, Ochsenkopf VII
One unruled column with a varying number of lines.
At least two alternating hands writing cursives of saec. XV.
No decoration; the layout and other features serve practical purposes.
Limp binding of brown leather. It features a wrap-around flap from the lower cover,
which is used to close the binding. There are two holes visible in the back cover.
They were presumably used to insert leather straps or strings to fasten the flap. At
the front a modern pastedown with the shelf-mark, a headline ‘Birger Trolles
räkenskapsbok för Åbo slot och län 1463, 1464’, and reference to the modern
The manuscript contains
accounts for the castle and province of
1463 and 1464
. Judging by the
number of cancellations, corrections, and blank spaces left for additions, the
manuscript may be a rough draft or used to keep running accounts. It is written by
at least two scribes who were presumably employed in the castle’s
National Archives mark ‘C.2’ on the front cover. The manuscript came to the
Archives from the