A circular diagram, defined by 7 concentric mechanically drawn circles.
Circles 1 and 2 (from the outside in) define a narrow band of decoration, consisting of 24 copies of a "scroll"-like or "resistor"-like object. Circles 3 and 4 define another narrow empty band; same for circles 6 and 7.
Between circles 2 and 3 there is a band of coloured (red?) text, consisting of 12 phrases separated by wide gaps (unit "Y"). They don't line up perfectly with inner sectors (see below), but appear to be spaced as if the intent was there.
Between circles 4 and 5 there is a broad band, divided into 12 sectors by straight radial lines, unevenly spaced. Each sector contains two or three lines of text, reading clockwise, with straight or curved baselines (unit "C").
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 above (i.e. outwards of) them (unit "L").
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.
1 H ykchs ykchos
2 H ykchyr aram!!!!!!!!!
3 H ykecho ols eesy!dy
4 H soy shr okar
5 H shekchy *!!!ykor
6 H ykeody okchy
7 H dchetdy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8 H !!!!!!!!!!rfchykchey ykchys
9 H chkch!!!dar
10 H ykar ykaly
11 H lkshykchy okar
12 H chky chykchr chy
Paragraph: C Texts in circle sectors, clockwise from 10:00 o'clock radiual line. Last edited on 1998-12-08 11:02:57 by stolfi
"U" transcription by J.Stolfi from unidentified scan "V" transcription by John Grove.
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.
The line numbers were reassigned on Oct/1998 to match Grove's.
1a H todaiin dain dy
1b H orchoer aiin
1c H choeey s!ar
1d H dacsa*ry*
2a H opodchol d!ain aldy
2b H sochy doiin oldy
3a H odaii!n otocs oekain y
3b H otchoy so!raiis dy
3c H qofchy daiin dal
4a H ydchos ain ar amy
4b H chocfhy saral
4c H rain am or
5a H eoporchy salsoiin
5b H sodar ofor ar
5c H ydag
6a H yteoor yto ykor
6b H okeo!r aiin am
7a H ytody s!aiin
7b H ochol olol
8a H dorar odar ais aloiin
8b H dakan osar odal
9a H chol daiin okol
9b H ytor daiin or
10a H otoldos octhole
10b H sor chedaiin dy
10c H yteos oiin om
11a H ytoeopchey chekody
11b H soshe chos ockhy
11c H daiin aiin os yrl
12a H ofydy sheody aiin
12b H ycheody es odaiiin
12c H yekees oraly
Label: L Circle of seven labels (or "titles") above some of the moons Last edited on 1998-12-27 23:37:11 by stolfi
"Z" transcription from a message by R. Zandberger, entered by J. Stolfi "V" transcription by John Grove. "U" transcription by J.Stolfi from a scanned image.
Transcribed clockwise from 08:30. The original label numbers were assigned by J. Stolfi from 11:30; they were renumbered on Oct/1998 to match Grove's numbering.
Robert Firth once suggested that these labels may be the names of the seven Ptolemaic planets.
moon at 09:30, dark coloured 2 H dylchsody
moon at 11:30, dark coloured; the Sun? 4 H okal
moon at 01:30, dark coloured 6 H okain am
moon at 02:30, light coloured 7 H opchol!dy
moon at 03:30, light coloured 8 H dfar oeolda!n
moon at 04:30, dark coloured 9 H ytoaiin
moon at 07:30, dark coloured 12 H yfain
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
Paragraph: Z Circle of 8 labels around central star/flower. Last edited on 1998-12-11 12:56:57 by stolfi
"U" transcription by J.Stolfi from an unidentified scan. "V" transcription by John Grove.
Transcribed clockwise beginning at 'dotted tail' from central 'star' (at 08:30).