Antiphoner (French)

Scope and Content

Fragment of a leaf from an antiphoner, formerly a fly-leaf in a binding, containing part of the common of a martyr. The fragment was written in north-east France in the 13th or 14th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

An antiphoner was a liturgical book containing antiphons, the sung portions of the Divine office, both texts and notation. Such books were often of a large format, to be used by a choir.


Single item.

Access Information

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Given by D. Foskett in 1964.

Other Finding Aids

See R. Watson, 'Descriptive list of fragments of medieval manuscripts in the University of London Library `(1976).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

140 x 170mm. Square notation on staves of 4 lines ruled in red; F and C clefs; 4 lines of text and music survive; initials in red and blue with blue and red ornament.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Geographical Names