MS 9381 875-1025 ce The Four Gospels in old English. The Bodmin Gospels. British Museum, London, UK. Parchment Hole in middle of hide part way down. Mottled skin where the lenticular Ayer has not been scrapped enough. Palimpsest: evidence of previous writing underneath. Also holes on fore edge where it was previously collated and bound together. Not high quality white hide, although age could have darkened it. Copyright The British Library Board, Public Domain.