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Coin from Selge (Seruk) of Lucius Verus

Description: Coin from Selge (Seruk), a city in present day Turkey, depicting emperor Lucius Verus, co-ruler with Marcus Aurelius. The obverse shows the emperor's head, radiate right. The reverse shows Nike standing, holding a spear in her left hand and cornucopia in her right. Faint traces remain of the thin gold wash applied to this coin.
Date: 0161/0169
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Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

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 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

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

Secunda etas mundi.

Description: Map shows the pre-Columbus world, based on Ptolemy's Geographia. Jerusalem is at the center of the map; the Indian Ocean is an enclosed area; and Scandinavia, southern Africa and the Far East are not shown. Twelve winds, depicted as heads surrounding the map, are named as well as major places. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1493
Creator: Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Map of Isola Spagnola]

Description: Page of text containing a map that shows buildings representing settlement of Isabella on the [Isola] Spagnola [later Hispaniola]. Includes text above and below map [in Italian] describing the qualities of the Isola Spagnola. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1534
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Map of Europe as queen]

Description: Map shows a stylized Europe in the form of a woman. [Spain] is her head and [Gaul], [Germany], [Denmark], [Poland], [Hungary], [Greece], [Bulgaria], [Macedonia], and Scythia are the remainder of her body. Europe is shown surrounded by Africa, [England], [Scotland], [Scandinavia], and Asia. Includes text in lower margin. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1550..1570]
Creator: Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Orbis descriptio.

Description: Map shows known and assumed mid-sixteenth century geographic outlines and place names of continents and islands in the eastern and western hemispheres. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1561
Creator: Ptolemy, 2nd cent.
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

Nueva Hispania tabula nova.

Description: Map shows known geography, rivers, and settlements in early sixteenth century New Spain [Mexico]. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:19,000,000].
Date: 1564
Creator: Ptolemy, 2nd cent.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

Description: Map shows North America and South America as understood during the late sixteenth century. Political boundaries are indicated by coloration in different regions of each continent. Relief shown pictorially. No scale indicated.
Date: 1570
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Tabula Indiae X.

Description: Map shows late sixteenth century India rivers, cities, and mountains. with relief shown pictorially. Includes notes; scale not given.
Date: 1571
Creator: Ptolemy 2nd cent.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Hispaniae novae sivae magnae, recens et vera descripto 1579.

Description: Map shows Pacific Coast of the central portion of New Spain with large lake and four named islands (with numbered key) in upper left corner and "Notularum circa Mexico explanatio" in the lower right corner; title cartouche in upper right corner, secondary cartouche in lower left corner. Includes lettered key to cities, "Notularum circa Mexico explanatio," and small illustrations of sailing vessels. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1579
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Cvliacanae, Americae regionis, descriptio :b Hispaniolae, Cvbae, aliarvmqve insvlarvm circvmiacientivm, delineatio.

Description: Map in upper half shows late sixteenth century geography and cities in the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. Map in lower half shows late sixteenth century geography and cities in the West Indies. Relief shown pictorially. Scales not given.
Date: [1581, 1587]
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library