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[Liber Bestiarum: Ms Bodley 764. London: Folio Society, 2008]

Description: Photographs of "Liber Bestiarum," held by UNT Special Collections. The first is of two pages in the open book, the one on the left contains a colorful illustration of birds on a tree with flowers. Under it is medieval script with the first letter of the paragraph a giant blue P. The page on the right contains the same medieval script. Towards the bottom is a paragraph with the first letter being a big red A. The second photo is of the cover of "Liber Bestiarum." The cover is bright red, the spine containing four different boxes of illustrations along the spine of animals. The front of the cover contains the book title in gold script Above and bellow it blue and red illustrations of animals. This is a facsimile of the manuscript from the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England and has 135 illustrated depictions of animals, including birds, reptiles, and fish. Bestiaries are manuscripts about animals, including real and imaginary illustrated depictions revealing a moral lesson. Bestiaries originated in the Ancient world but reached their height of popularity during the Medieval Period.
Date: November 27, 2017
Creator: Sylve, Joshua & Merrill, Jeffery
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Biblia Pauperum; Apocalypsis]

Description: Photographs of "Biblia Pauperum; Apocalypsis," held by UNT Special Collections. The first is of the cover of the white book and the title at the top in black Latin script, the first letter of each word red. On top of it is a brown paper with a illustration in a red circle of a woman, Latin wording is around the rim of the circle and snaking over the woman. The second image is an illustrious of horses. In these two pages, there are three drawings of horses: blue, red and black. On each horse is a woman riding it, with small paragraphs of Latin text by them. There are several other drawings of thing such as swords. The third image is an illustration of creatures. At the top of each page is a woman with blue wings. On one side she is holding a collar attached to a creature, and pushing another creature into the gaping mouth of a monster. On the bottom left page six women ride a horse. The text of "Biblia pauperum" consists of selections from the Book of Revelation. Stories of the Apocalypse often recount visions said to be revealed by a heavenly messenger or angel to an author concerning the end of the world.
Date: December 5, 2017
Creator: Sylve, Joshua & Merrill, Jeffery
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Millionth volume added to Willis Library]

Description: Photograph of a page from the millionth volume to be added to the NTSU Library. The page is worn around the edges and on it are illuminations and a song in Latin with the notes above the words. At the top of the page is an inscription that reads "S. Benedicti M. V." and on the back of the print is a handwritten note that reads "A. M. Willis, Jr. Library Library's 1,000,000th volume".
Date: September 1974
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Coin from Antioch of Psidia of Philip II

Description: Coin from the Roman colony of Pisidian Antioch of Philip II. Obverse shows radiate bust right of Philip II. Reverse shows goddess standing by an altar, wearing a chiton and peplos, holding a spear in left hand and a short staff in her right hand, with a globe at her feet.
Date: 0247/0249
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Coin from the Byzantine Empire bearing likeness of Christ

Description: Coin from the Byzantine Empire, very likely from the reign of Basill II, bearing a faint front-facing bust of Jesus Christ. The obverse shows Christ surrounded by a nimbate cross. In his left hand is a book of the Gospels. Though worn, the lettering on the obverse flanking the portrait is likely IC-XC, an abbreviation for Jesus Christ. The reverse carries four lines of text reading IhSUS XRISTUS bASILEU bASILE, Jesus Christ King of Kings.
Date: 0976/1028
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Coin of Byzantine Emperor Phocas

Description: Coin from the Byzantine Empire very likely struck in the Antioch mint. The obverse bears a faint portrait of Phocas, crowned and facing front wearing consular robes. Though worn and lacking definitive detail, he is likely holding either a mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre or akakia and globus cruciger. Both variations were struck at the Antioch mint that same year. The reverse bears a large M.
Date: 0609/0610
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library