Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus
Made in Syria or Constantinople (?)
Silver and, for nomina sacra, gold on parchement, dyed purple; 2 folios
Each folio: 12 5/8 x 10 7/16 in. (32 x 26.5 cm)
The British Library, London (Cotton Titus Cxv), folios 3, 4
Not on view
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.