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Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus

Date:
500–600
Geography:
Made in Syria or Constantinople (?)
Medium:
Silver and, for nomina sacra, gold on parchement, dyed purple; 2 folios
Dimensions:
Each folio: 12 5/8 x 10 7/16 in. (32 x 26.5 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts
Credit Line:
The British Library, London (Cotton Titus Cxv), folios 3, 4
  • Description

    The two columns of text on these folios are lavish examples of Greek uncial script. Written solely in capital letters with no spaces between words, the elegant script was widely used in the early Byzantine period.

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