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[Chapel]

Description: (Back of Photo) The Chapel - as you remember our old church, it is the east end of main church and is opened up for more seating - Really it is always open and a part of the church - but can be closed off for smaller services. From the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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

Americæ Nova descriptio

Description: This map shows the western hemisphere including North and South America and the surrounding areas. Some regions are outlined in color and places, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked pictorially in color. There are several color illustrations of ships and creatures in the oceans. Place names are also noted. Scale [ca. 1:50,000,000].
Date: 1682
Creator: Seile, Anne, d. 1678 & Vaughan, Robert
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mappa Fluxus et Refluxus rationes in Isthmo America: no inFreto Magellanico, cæterisque Americæ litoribus exhibens.

Description: This map shows the western hemisphere including North and South America and the surrounding areas. Bodies of water and geographic features are marked pictorially. There are illustrations of ships in various places around the map.
Date: 1665
Creator: Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum Terris adiacentibus.

Description: This map shows Central America and the Caribbean as well as the surrounding areas. Some countries and bodies of water are labeled. There are several series of radiating lines throughout the map as well as illustrations of ships within the ocean and people around the outsides of the map.
Date: 1671
Creator: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664 & Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Tierra nueva.

Description: Map shows eastern coast of North America from Labrador to Florida and islands east of "La Bremuda" [Bermuda]. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not indicated.
Date: 1561
Creator: Sanuto, Livio, 1520-1576
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mappa geographica complectens, I. Indiae occidentalem, II. Isthmum Panamensem, III. Ichnographiam præcipuorum locorum & portuum ad has terras pertinentium : Desumta omnia ex Historia Insulæ S. Dominici & pro præsenti statu belli, quod est 1740 inter Anglos & Hispanos exortum.

Description: Map shows European possessions, cities, settlements, and notable physical features; fortification, streets, buildings, and harbor layout for cities in mid-eighteenth century Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Includes keys to select points on city maps, color key to European possessions. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Scales not given.
Date: 1740
Creator: Homann Erben (Firm)
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library