Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 178 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


1 copy or fragment of al-Qurʼān

Title: Qurʼān

a fragment on vellum in Kufic writing [xxxviii - xxxix], with a transcription and English notes

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 33-36
[UAM. 16]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 33 ff.


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri M.S. Incompacti in quarto &c, no. 1].

The Library of Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, d. 1713.

The Marsh bequest entered the Bodleian Library in 1714.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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Digital Images

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Funding of Cataloguing



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