Eton Pote 448 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Thursday 29 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah 1151 / 9 Apr 1739 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The year is written 51 11 which we read as 1151. By contrast, Margoliouth reads it as 1115 (1703-4).
20 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Script: Shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).
Brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 25.7 × 16 × 3.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 737+.
Provenance and Acquisition
The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the second half alphabetically going to Eton. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).
Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.
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