18.20 Menaion for March
Koutloumousiou Monastery, Cod. 324
Paper, 28/30 x 20/21 cm, ff. 171
Scribe. The anonymous scribe of the Serbian queen Elisabeth, widow of Stefan Dusan; in the period 1347-1371 this scribe worked in the milieu of the Koutloumousiou Monastery, evidently in one of its kellia or metochia. Vogel and Gardthausen (see bibliography) were mistaken in regarding the Sophronios who commissioned the writing of Dionysiou Cod. 311 as the writer of that codex, and in identifying the anonymous scribe here with that Sophronios. Politis's identification of Elisabeth's scribe with the writer of Xeropotamou Cod. 234 also seems dubious.
Other known manuscripts by the same scribe: Dionysiou Cod. 311, Koutloumousiou Cod. 324, Athens EBE 2035, 2049, 2422.
Script. Similar to the Hodegon style.
Bibliography: Lambros 1895, p. 310. Vogel - Gardthausen 1909, p. 412. Politis 1930 (= Politis 1975, I), pp. 288-304. Politis 1957, pp. 312-16. Lamberz 1991, p. 57 and n. 125-8 (bibliography). Lamberz 1992 (in press).