Coimbra Exhibition

Codex Argenteus

Place of OriginRavenna?, Italy
DateEarly 6th century
DescriptionCodex Argenteus is a unique manuscript and the foremost source to what we know about the Gothic language. The manuscript contains the translation of the greater part of the four gospels. It was written in Italy in the beginning of the 6th century, in gold and silver ink on thin purple coloured parchment of exquisite quality. Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie donated the book to Uppsala University in 1669.
TagsSilverbibeln, Silverbible, manuscript, 6th century, gothic language
Dimensions24,5 cm x 20 cm
Material/Mediummanuscript in gold and silver ink on parchment
Institutional Link to Object
Image LicenseCC-BY
Image Rights Holder© Uppsala University Library
Photographic CreditsMagnus Hjalmarsson
Metadata RightsCC-O