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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
Location: None
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

[Manuscript Leaf from a Volume on Saints' Lives from the 12th Century, Italy/Lombardy]

Description: A leaf from a volume on the lives of saints from Italy, perhaps Lombardy, ca. 1100. Attenuated Caroline minuscule. Rubric in red majuscules. 16 line initial "P" with curling foliate infill. With the inscription of "D. Thomasio de Belmont" (perhaps Belmont-sur-Lausanne) and the date 1681 in one margin. Begins with an account of the life of Saint Cyprian.
Date: 1100
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf 12th Century, France]

Description: A previously bound leaf approximately 12th-century.Text from a Lectionary (?) with text from the Life of Saint Gregory of Spoleto. The words Gregory and martyr appear in red ink. Late romanesque book hand. Seven line initial "T" in yellow on a blue background outlined in red, with a small winged dragon. Recovered from a bookbinding.
Date: 1150~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf from the 12th Century, Italy]

Description: This 12th-century Italian manuscript recovered from a binding, displays a double column, rounded Italian gothic hand, and a series of tiny pinpricks at edges where binding hardware had been attached. Text here contains parts of the homilies from Johannes Chrysostomus' work on the priesthood, "De Dignitate Sacerdotali," and from Saint Gergory's "Homiliae in Evangelia."
Date: 1150~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Leaf from Latin Bible of Ecclesiastes 2-8, 13th Century, France]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible (France, ca. 1200-1240), including text from Ecclesiastes 2-8. Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script written "above top line", and chapter numbers in margins, indicating a date before ca. 1240. Notable in this item are the outer margin prickings used for the creation of horizontal justification lines and the hole in the vellum, around which text has been written.
Date: [1200..1240]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf from 13th Century, Germany?]

Description: 13th-century German manuscript leaf. Double column, transitional Caroline/gothic hand. Text from a Lectionary(Matthew 13:15 - 13:21, in which Christ explains to his disciples why he speaks in parables). Written by an accomplished scribe, with capitals, ampersands, ligatures, and fishtail-like terminations at the top of ascenders indicate that the script is transitional, from the late Caroline to the early gothic. Recovered from a bound book.
Date: [1201..1300]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Leaf from 13th Century Bible]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible from England or France, ca. 1220-1240. Text from the end of Jonah 4, and Micha 1-3 is displayed in 2 columns, gothic scripts (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggests the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1220..1240]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Leaf from Latin Bible of 2 Kings 5, 13th Century, England or France?]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible, (England, or France, ca. 1230-1260), including second Kings 5. Text is displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1220..1240]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf of James I from Latin Bible 13th Century, England or France?]

Description: Vellum leaf from a Latin Bible (England or France, ca. 1220-1240). The text is James 1 et seq. (note that the chapter heading is "IACOBUS") with multiple glosses in the margins. A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230). Text is displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata).
Date: [1220..1240]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf from Latin Bible [James I], 13th Century, England or France]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible (England or France, ca. 1225-1275). Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230). The text is James 1 et seq. (note that the chapter heading is "IA/COBI").
Date: [1225..1275]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bible Leaf with Text from 1st Maccabee, 13th Century]

Description: A leaf from a Bible in Latin (France or England, ca. 1230-1260) containing text from 1 Maccabees 1 et seq. ("Et factum est postquam percussit Alexander Philippi Macedo"). Text displayed as 2 columns, gothic script (texualis formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written "below top line" which suggests the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960], 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1230..1260]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Latin Bible Leaf [Peter 1 & 2] from the Mid 13th Century, England or France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from England or France, ca. 1230-1260. Sourced from a Latin Bible with text 1 Peter 3-5 and 2 Peter 1 et seq. displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1230..1260]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Leaf from 13th Century Bible, Paris, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from Bible, in Latin: Hosea 1 et seq., France [probably Paris], ca. 1240. Text displayed in double column, gothic pearl script. Rubrics in red, capitals struck in red, running tiles and chapter numbers in red and blue, one two-line initial and one four-line initial with extensions into the margin, both painted pink or blue with gold dot embellishments on a contrasting ground, and both with an internal scrolling design, the larger initial containing the head of a small beast, and a 6-line historiated initial depicting the prophet Hosea holding a scroll (rubbed). Margins with a contemporary correction and a few indecipherable notes in a later hand.
Date: 1240~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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