Title supplied by cataloger.
Incipit: "Iste Nemroth erat gigas ... " (text at top next to Noah roundel); "[Ab isto] Strephes filio Iapheth fratre..." (top
of left column); "[Ab] hiis trib[us] filiis Noe texuntur generaciones septuaginte ..." (top of right column).
Edges damaged, with some loss of text on left edge; mounted on modern vellum before sale in 2010.
Script: Written in secretary script.
Decoration: Yellow, green, and red bands linking double roundels in red ink containing names in brown ink, except for the
names Noa (in a larger roundel at the top, probably for an illumination never added) and Brutus in red, and a larger empty
roundel off to the side at the bottom of the second membrane labeled Incarnatio Christi in red, perhaps intended for a Nativity
Origin: Written and illustrated in England in the second quarter of the 15th century (Sotheby's).
The same text is found in seven other manuscripts: Queen's College, Cambridge, MS. 167; College of Arms, MSS. muniment room
20/3 and 23; Bodleian, Oxford, MS. Bodleian Rolls 10; King's College, Cambridge, MS. 43; British Library, Lansdowne MS. 2;
and Harley Roll c.5. The Queen's College and College of Arms rolls are most similar to UPenn Ms. Roll 1588 (Sotheby's).