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A list of goods for scribes
A list of goods for scribes
Summary: Most of the obverse of this tablet is too damaged to read, but the reverse suggests that it is a list of items handed out to personnel, at least some of whom were scribes. The fact that the distributed items were weighed suggests that they were not grain rations but rather metals or wool.
Administrative note, 1790 BCE
Administrative note, 1790 BCE
Summary: Another badly damaged administrative record, apparently noting the distribution of grain to a single individual.
Anulus nuptialis: De amore sponsi celestis dyalogus incipit, cuiu s titulus est iste
Anulus nuptialis: De amore sponsi celestis dyalogus incipit, cuiu s titulus est iste
Written in a humanistic hand by a single scribe on parchement. Initials in red with gold, blue with gold and green with gold ornament., Unrecorded text in the form of a dialogue between Master Scolastica and Symona and Fleix, all brides of Christ, written by nuns in a convent.
Babylonian Clay Tablet
Babylonian Clay Tablet
This tablet came from Babylonian excavations and was purchased in Amuda, Syria.
Babylonian Cylinder Seal
Babylonian Cylinder Seal
This seal was excavated at Amlash, Mesopotamia. A relief of the inscription is shown on the accompanying piece of clay.
Babylonian Cylinder Seal Impression
Babylonian Cylinder Seal Impression
Clay impression showing entire image of the cylinder seal.
Banknote 6 October 86 BCE, Appolonios to Protarchos, banker
Banknote 6 October 86 BCE, Appolonios to Protarchos, banker
Title supplied by cataloger., Appolonios to Protarchos, banker, greeting. Pay to Dorion two thousand 800 copper (drachmas), that is, 2800. Year 32, Thoth 23, Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Originally dated: Year 32, Thoth 23, The translation text provided may not match the formatting of the original publication., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 6., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Fragment is incomplete with only the beginnings of four lines., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 21., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Fragment is incomplete, written in a similar hand to fragment 19 and it is possible they are fragments of the same original piece. No translation is available., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 20., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Two pieces from the same fragment, only one piece has text. Written in a similar hand to fragment 18 and it is possible they are fragments of the same original piece. No translation is available., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 19., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Fragment of a typical order, no translation is available., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 18., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Forms text 13 from Bagnall & Boegart with Fragment 13. Text 13 is a connected text consisting of a standard order followed by a letter about silver drachmas. The second letter appears to be an appended copy of the earlier letter., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 13., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Parts of three lines, no translation is available., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 22., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Parts of four lines, no translation is available., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 23., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Banknote, 87 - 84 BCE
Title supplied by cataloger., Two lines of writing on otherwise blank fragment, no translation is available. Traces of writing on the back as well., Date and dimensions from Bagnall & Boegart., Listed by Bagnall & Boegart as text 24., Ms. fragment, Purchased from private collector, 1973
Bible. Latin. Vulgate. Selections. 1454
Bible. Latin. Vulgate. Selections. 1454
Encased in large folder of heavy cardboard covered with dark gray cloth., Title from label on folder cover., Gothic type on paper., Latin text., An illuminated leaf printed on both sides, from the original edition of the 42-line Gutenberg Bible printed in Mainz, approximately 1454-55, comprising the last part of chapter 19:23-24, chapters 20-22, 23:1-8 of the book of Isaiah (O.T.)., Rubricated: each chapter begins with a Roman numeral (Chapter number) in red and blue and an enlarged letter in red or blue; most sentences begin with a capital letter in red; at head of 1st page: large letters YAS (last 3 letters of Isaiah) in blue-red-blue; page ends with 22:3; verses unnumbered., First page begins: Egiptius in assirios et servient egiptii ..., Book plate on folder: Library of M.S. Carothers, no. 228.
Bible. Selections. 1400
Bible. Selections. 1400
Title supplied by cataloger., Six leaves from a rubricated psalter believed to be from a 15th century manuscript; hand-written in Church Latin in Gothic print on vellum with some sections beginning with 1 or more red or purple letters; each leaf is numbered on 1 side: 86, 91, ___, 97, 98, 99, and written on both sides., Words written in large letters indicating the type of book placed at the alter so that the priest or choir could read or chant at a distance during church services; some words abbreviated., Partial transcription of 3 leaves without plainsong: Leaf 86: ... sublimen humiliabit. Humiliabit eam usque ad terra ... Semita iusti recta eam rectus callis iusti ad ambulanduz ... Anima mea desidera uit te innate ... uidicia tua interra, iusticiam discent habitatores orbis. Misereamur ... discet iusticia in terra et sanctorum iniqua gressit ..., Leaf 91: ... Pro confusione ura duplici et rubore laudabunt partem suam. Propter hoc in terra sua duplicia possidebunt, letitia sempiterna erit eis ... ego dominus diligen iudicium etodio habens ... Et scietit in gentub semen eorum, et germen ..., Unnumbered leaf: ... est in illo et perfectus est: erit illi in gloria eterna. Qui potuit transgredi et non e transgressus: facere mala et non fecit. Deo stabilita ... illius in domino ... Canticum primum santarum. Sanctorum virginum et continentium ... O laudite me ... fructus: et quasi rosa plantata super rivos aquarum fructificate. Quasi libanus: adorem suavitatis ..., Leaf nos. 97-99 contain plainsong notation with text; partial transcription: Leaf 97: factum caro fructus ... ventris floruit. Aluus tumescit virginis, claustra pudris permanent, verilla virtutum micant, versatur in templo deus. Procedens ethalamo suo, pudris aula regia et in ..., Leaf 97 verso: gemine gigas substantie, alacris ut currat viam ... Egressus eius a patre, regressus eius ad patrem, eransus usque ad in feros, reausus ad sedem dei. Equalis eterno patri, carnis strophio accingere ..., Leaf 98: in firma nostri corporis, virtute firmans perpeti. Presepe iamfulget tuum lumen ... noe spirat novum, quoniam nulla noe interpolet, fide qu. iugi luceat. Gloria tibi domine, ignatus es de virgine cum ..., Leaf 98 verso: patre et sancto spiritu, in sempiterna secula. amen ... epiphinie privatis di ebus ... Agnit redemptor gentium, ostendens partum virginis, miretur omne seculum, talis decet partus deus. Non ce., Leaf 99: inrili semine, sed mistico spiramine, verbum dei factum caro, fructus quo ventris floruit. Aluus tumescit virginis, claustra pudris permanent, verilla virtutum incant, versatur in templo deus. Procedes ..., Leaf 99 verso: ethalamo suo, pudris aularegia gemine gigas substantie, alacris ut currat inam tibi domine qui nato. Gloria ad laudes hymna: Egressus eius a patre, regressus eius ad patrem, eransus et ...
Book of Hours, single leaf
Book of Hours, single leaf
Title supplied by cataloger., Unnumbered leaf from a Book of hours, handwritten in Gothic alphabet on both sides of fine vellum; text in small brown letters with some large initial letters painted in blue and burnished gold, with delicate ornamental white penwork on letters; border at top and bottom of front page in delicate vine motif with green leaves, and blue and gold flowers, Key words in red: Collca [Collectam], Coe vesper tut, pinnus
Book of hours
Book of hours
Title supplied by cataloger., Psalm 40, (id est 41, King James version), verses 5-13 from The Office of the Dead (in The Hours of the Divine Office) from the Catholic Roman Breviary text, One leaf from a French miniature Book of hours, hand-written in Church Latin in Gothic print on both sides of fine vellum; black letters with some initial letters painted in blue and burnished gold, with delicate ornamental red penwork; miniature book made for the use of ladies, Partial transcription: dixerunt mala michi quando morietur et peribit nomen eius. Et si ingrediebat ut bideret vana loquebatur cor eius congregabit iniquitatem sibi. Egredie batur foras et loquebatur in idipsum. Adversum me susurrabant omnis inimi ... adversum me cogitabant mala michi. Verbum iniquum constituerunt adversum me nunquid qui dormit non adiciar ut vesurgat. Et tenim homo pa .., Verso leaf: ... mec in quo speram qui edebat panes meos magnificat ut super me supplantatione. Tu autem domine, miserere mei et resuscita me, et retribuam eis ... non gaudebit inimicus meus super me. Me autem propter innocentiam suscepisti et confirmasti in conspectu tuo in eternum. Benedictus dominus deus israel a seculo et in seculum fiat fiat. Requiem
Book of hours
Book of hours
Title supplied by cataloger., Title page wanting.

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