The Rohonc Codex resembles Old Hungarian script as it is written right to left and displays have a similar mix of straight, rune-like, and rounded characters. The document can be firmly dated to 1838 when Count BatthyŠny donated it to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The Codex appears to be of medieval origin. The apparently hand-written script is undecipherable and the black-and-white illustrations are considered fairly crude.
Code breakers have determined that the Rohonc Codex has over two hundred symbols along with the forty-two letters it contains non-alphabetic symbols that could represent common names or words. There are also a number of characters used only rarely. The only definite thing known about the codex is that the paper on which itís written has a well known Venetian watermark from the period of 1529-1540. This was a surprise considering the writing and artwork appeared to pre-date 1000 AD. There is always the possibility that the codex is a copy of an older document made in the16th century. The Rohonc Codex has not been deciphered nor is its origin deducible.