Near the bottom (innner) edge of each sector there is a round moon with crescent shadow and human face. In the middle are 12 planets, moons. Seven of the moons have a label just outside
Circle of seven labels (or "titles") above some of the moons
Transcribed clockwise from 08:30. Robert Firth once suggested that these labels may be the names of the seven Ptolemaic planets.
dylchsody : moon at 09:30, dark coloured: okal : moon at 11:30, dark coloured; the Sun? okain am : moon at 01:30, dark coloured opchol!dy : moon at 02:30, light coloured dfar oeolda!n : moon at 03:30, light coloured ytoaiin : moon at 04:30, dark coloured yfain : moon at 07:30, dark coloured
Paragraph: X Circle of 12 labels under the moons; clockwise from 08:30 Last edited on 1998-12-08 11:05:40 by stolfi
"U" transcription by J.Stolfi from an unidentified scan. "V" trancription by John Grove.
The original line numbers were assigned by J.Stolfi starting from 11:30; they were reassigned on Oct/1998 to match Grove's numbering.
08:30 moon 10, light coloured, no label above 1 H okadar
09:30 moon 11, dark coloured 2 H qotoear
10:30 moon 12, light coloured, no label above 3 H dchodar
11:30 moon 1, dark coloured 4 H ysaldal
00:30 moon 2, medium coloured, no label above 5 H ytodal
01:30 moon 3, dark coloured 6 H tol daiin
02:30 moon 4, light coloured 7 H otardy
03:30 moon 5, light coloured 8 H chodalg
04:30 moon 6, dark coloured 9 H ytchodyy
05:30 moon 7, dark coloured, no label above 10 H octhys
06:30 moon 8, light coloured, no label above 11 H ytokar
07:30 moon 9, dark coloured 12 H otolor
Circle of 8 labels around central star/flower. Transcribed clockwise beginning at 'dotted tail' from central 'star' (at 08:30).
09:00 1:s air 2:so!eor 3:cpheey 4:okodas 5:oepcho!l 6:s!acthhy 7:osar 8:oran
This table shows the number of lines in units "C" and "L" and the moon colours (light/medium/dark), starting from 08:30:
Between circles 5 and 6 there is a single row of text, containing 12 labels (unit "X"), apparently associated with the sectors and/or moons in the band above.
Inside circle 7 there is another ring of text, with 8 erratically spaced labels (unit "Z").
At the center of the diagram there is an eight-pointed star/flower with an "orange slice" background. The eight arms are not particularly aligned with the 8 labels of the innermost text circle. The star arm at 08:30 has a dotted tail extending out between two labels.
Below the diagram there is a normal-looking paragraph (unit "P") with 3.0 lines. According to John Grove these are only lines in the MS that are ruled. The center line of text is coloured (red?) and its strokes seem to be heavier than those of the other two.
It is possible that the text in all the sectors between radial lines 10:00 and 5:00 comprises a single paragraph with three and a half lines. The same can be said of the remaining sectors.
Robert Firth once suggested that the seven named moons may be the the seven Ptolemaic planets.
Since line 2 of the paragraph is colored, each line is probably a separate sentence.
Paragraph: Y: Outer ring of sector titles, clocwise from 12:30 Last edited on 1998-12-11 12:55:40 by stolfi
The original line numbers were assigned by J.Stolfi starting from 12:30; they were reassigned on Oct/1998 to match Grove's numbering.
08:30 1 H ykchs ykchos 09:30 2 H ykchyr aram!!!!!!!!! 10:30 3 H ykecho ols eesy!dy 11:30 4 H soy shr okar 00:30 5 H shekchy *!!!ykor 01:30 6 H ykeody okchy 02:30 7 H dchetdy!!!!!!!!!!!!! 03:30 8 H !!!!!!!!!!rfchykchey ykchys 04:30 9 H chkch!!!dar 05:30 10 H ykar ykaly 06:30 11 H lkshykchy okar 07:30 12 H chky chykchr chy
Texts in circle sectors, clockwise from 10:00 o'clock radiual line.
It may be that lines 27-32 and 1-11 constitute a single paragraph with two lines and half, and ditto for lines 12-26. However, the 08:30 sector has four lines, whereas 07:30 has three and 09:30 has two. So the reading order used below (by sector) is probably the correct one.
1a H todaiin dain dy 1b H orchoer aiin 1c H choeey s!ar 1d H dacsa*ry* 09:30 2a H opodchol d!ain aldy 2b H sochy doiin oldy 10:30 3a H odaii!n otocs oekain y 3b H otchoy so!raiis dy 3c H qofchy daiin dal 11:30 4a H ydchos ain ar amy 4b H chocfhy saral 4c H rain am or 00:30 5a H eoporchy salsoiin 5b H sodar ofor ar 5c H ydag 01:30 6a H yteoor yto ykor 6b H okeo!r aiin am 02:30 7a H ytody s!aiin 7b H ochol olol 03:30 8a H dorar odar ais aloiin 8b H dakan osar odal 04:30 9a H chol daiin okol 9b H ytor daiin or 05:30 10a H otoldos octhole 10b H sor chedaiin dy 10c H yteos oiin om 06:30 11a H ytoeopchey chekody 11b H soshe chos ockhy 11c H daiin aiin os yrl 07:30 12a H ofydy sheody aiin 12b H ycheody es odaiiin 12c H yekees oraly