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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

[Letter from John W. Stanford to Maury Maverick, Jr., June 28, 1964]

Description: Letter from John W. Stanford to Maury Maverick, Jr. congratulating and thanking Maverick for his contributions to the petition for the writ of certiorari in Stanford's case. Stanford also discusses the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of his case and expresses his wish that Maverick argue the case for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Date: June 28, 1064
Creator: Stanford, John W., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

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

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

Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

Description: Map settlements and missions in political divisions of New Spain and New France on the North American continent and for Brazil, Chili, and Peru; remaining land areas with coastal settlements only; areas of Native American habitation; New Guinea at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Political boundaries are indicated by coloration in different regions of each continent. Includes notes and number key; handwritten notations. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:45,000,000].
Date: 1587
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Das Eylandt Cuba mit deroselben Gelegenheit.

Description: Map shows positions of Dutch fleet defeating a Spanish treasure fleet near Matanzas Bay, Cuba in 1628. Includes a portrait of Dutch General Peter Peters Hayn in upper left corner and of Admiral Hendrick Cornelisz Long in upper right corner of plate, as well as a legend depicting names and positions of ships in the plate. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1628..1633]
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula.

Description: Map shows major cities and physical features for Europe, Asia, and Africa, with vague depiction beyond New Guinea for the Eastern Hemisphere; major settlements for South America, Central America, New Spain, and the eastern and southern portions of North America, and a vague depiction of the Pacific Coast, with California as an island, for the Western Hemisphere. Insets: "Julius Cæsar," "Claudius Ptolomeus Ale.," "Iudocus Hondius Flander," and "Gerardus Mercator Flander." Scale not given.
Date: 1641
Creator: Hondius, Hendrik, b. 1573
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

L'Hydrographie ou description de l'Eau c'est a dire des mers, golfes, lacs, destroits [sic.], et rivieres principales, qui sont dans la surface du globe terrestre.

Description: Map shows five continents with a part of Australia labeled "Beach," faint outline traces of "Terre Australe Magellanique et Incogneue" at bottom of eastern hemisphere, "Nouvelle Guinee" in western part of the Pacific Ocean just south of the equator, and "Californie Isle." Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1652
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
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

Nova Mexico.

Description: Map shows a late seventeenth century "Nova Mexico" settlement. Streets and buildings are visible in the settlement and there are Native Americans, Spanish landlords, and domestic animals depicted in the foreground. Includes legend. Scale not given.
Date: 1671
Creator: Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library