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Reproduction Manuscripts

I make reproductions of ancient manuscripts for educational purposes. For display or for a hands on activity with your students or just for personal study. All the items are made to order and most are made on reproduction papyrus.

I do accept special orders so if you have a request or wish to place an order, use the "CONTACT" page in the link at the bottom of the page.

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Gospel Codex

A reproduction of how a 1st century gospel may have looked in codex form ( book format). Based on the Nag Hammadi Codex bindings found in Egypt dated to the 2nd-4th century. This reproduction demonstrates just how such a codex would have looked including the bindings, and the  texts are written in ancient Greek on papyrus. The text is based on an original manuscript of the gospel of John but is not meant as a scholarly exercise of the text. Place an order for one now $189.95AUD plus P&H. Use the contact page to order. Note, colour and details will vary according to availability of materials. These are hand made using locally sourced leather from Australia and Papyrus from Egypt.

Nag Hammadi Codex 

A reproduction based on the Nag Hammadi Codices found in Egypt in 1945. Several codices were found so this is a generic interpretation of the bindings and include one full quire of text written on papyrus  and is based loosely on the gospel of Thomas.  It is an ideal teaching aid to demonstrate how early bindings were developed, as it was during this early period of the first to fourth centuries AD that the evolution from scroll to codex took place.

 $199.95AUD plus P&H. Use the contact page below to place an order. These are all handmade and can vary in colour. 

My reproductions have been used by publishers and production companies.

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Book of Revelation Scroll

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A reproduction of the scroll with the seven seals from the book of Revelation chapter 5. The scroll has no text inside.

It is bound and affixed with seven seals impressed in clay with the impression of a lion. 

Order now for $89.95AUD plus P&H Quote Revelation Scroll. Use the contact page below to place an order. 

Papyrus P45

A page from papyrus P45, a fragmentary 30 page codex containing the Gospels, Acts and Catholic Epistles.

This fragmented page has Luke 13:29 - 14:10.

Dated c 250AD it is written in Greek. Order now for $89.95 AUD plus P&H. Use the contact page below to place an order. 

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Papyrus P46


A page from an Epistle of Paul the collection known as P46. Dated from 175 - 225 AD this is one of the earliest attested copies of Pauls Epistles. 

The manuscript originally contained 104 leaves of which 86 remain. This reproduction is a page that contains the last line of the book of Romans and the

start of the book of Hebrews. 

Order now for $89.95 AUD plus P&H. 

Papyrus P39

A reproduction of a papyrus fragment from the Gospel of John (John 8:14-22) now the second oldest copy of a fragment of Johns Gospel after Bodmer III P75. It is a full height half segment of a page from the gospel written in a large Greek hand, and by the quality of the text obviously by a professional scribe. It comes from what was a paginated codex on papyrus and dates to c200AD. It was found along with the huge cache of papyrii at Oxyrhynchus in Egypt by Grenfell and Hunt and is classified as one of the moist beautiful gospel texts fragments ever found.

This hand made reproduction shows both sides of the single fragment on two separate pieces of papyrus. 

Order now for $89.95 AUD plus P&H

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Ipuwer Papyrus 


The original was found most likely in the neighborhood of the Pyramids of Saqqara or Memphis in Egypt, it was bought by the Museum of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1822. The original Papyrus is written on both sides, the story of Ipuwer is written on the front while a song to one of the gods is written on the back. The text is Hieratic, the writing of the scribes that  developed from the Hieroglyphic text. It is made up of 17 pages many pages being damaged to some extent but the predominant part of the text is translatable. 

It tells of a horrific national disaster in which chaos rules the land.  There was violence and death and many unusual phenomena.

 It is thought to be the writings of a sage who directs his complaints against a ruler who has neglected to take action and secure his people.

 Both the Ipuwer Papyrus and the Biblical book of Exodus describe a frantic search for water, the loss of fish and plagues of cattle, destruction of crops and vegetation, fire from the sky, darkness, the escape of slaves and death is everywhere. There are too many similarities among the two texts to discount them as coincidental, leading renown historian Immanuel Velikovsky to write his interpretation of the events amongst the greater history of Israel and Egypt.

Order now for $89.95 AUD plus P&H

Nash Papyrus

This is a reproduction of the Nash papyrus on aged real papyrus. Before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nash Papyrus was the oldest Biblical text extant apart of the Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls. It contains the Shema "The Lord our God is one..." and the Ten Commandments.

It was dated to 100- 150BC.

John Trevor used the palaeography of the Nash Papyrus to date the Isaiah Scroll when it was discovered. 

Order now for $89.95 AUD plus P&H

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Euclids Elements

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Euclid's Elements Manuscript Oxyrhynchus 29

A papyrus fragment found at Oxyrhynchus in Egypt. It is a fragment of Euclid's second book (5th preposition)  with an unlabelled drawing and was found by Grenfell and Hunt in 1895. It could be dated as early as 75 - 125AD.

"If a straight line be cut into equal and unequal segments, the rectangle contained by the unequal segments of the whole together with the square on the straight line between the points of section is equal to the square on the half."

 $89.95 AUD plus P&H

Herodotus P OXY 2099

Early 2nd Century AD

A papyrus fragment found at the Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus dated to the early 2nd century AD. It contains part of Book VIII.

Herodotus lived in the 5th century BC in Bodrum in modern day Turkey. He was contemporary with Thucydides, Socrates and Euripides. He was later called the Father of History due to the fact that he changed the aspect of recording of historic events by creating them

in an investigative process. He records some of the Greco-Persian wars being our major source of information on these events. He also recorded information on Egyptian history much of it again as our source, yet his sources are considered unreliable.

$89.95 AUD plus P&H

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Katef Hinnom Silver Scrolls

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Discovered in 1975 in a first temple period tomb on the side of the valley of Hinnom outside the Old City of Jerusalem, these small rolled silver scrolls or amulets are the oldest known Biblical texts known to exist, dated to the 7th century BC well before the Babylonian captivity. These pre date the Dead Sea scrolls by about 500 years. The word yhwh (The name of the Lord in Paleo Hebrew) appears in writing for the first time. The benediction quoted is from the book of Numbers 6:24-26 was recited by the temple priests when blessing the congregation. Here it is found in writing and for individual use as it the scrolls seem to be tiny amulets that were worn around the neck. These were found in a dateable context in an excavation. Excavated by Judith Hadley excavating for Gabriel Barkay. 

These reproductions are available either mounted ready for framing or unmounted.

Mounted (Unframed) $99.95 AUD plus P&H

Unmounted $89.95 AUD plus P&H

Papyrus P72

A codex containing New Testament Jude, 1 Peter and 2 Peter. Dated to 200-225AD. 

1 Peter 5:12 - end and 2 Peter 1:1 - 5 on facing page. The original small codex contained other apocryphal texts

and appears to have been written for personal use rather than a public copy for reading in a group or congregational setting.

This reproduction contains the 2 pages shown on aged papyrus.

$89.95 AUD plus P&H


Papyrus P75

This was called the most significant New Testament manuscript until recently as it has remarkable similarities to the 4th century Codex Vatican's

but written in 175-225AD. It originally contained 144 pages of which 102 remain. It contains about half of the Gospels of Luke and John and attests to being the earliest copy of the Gospel of Luke.

This reproduction contains the end of Luke and the beginning of John.

$89.95 AUD plus P&H

Papyrus P103

This is a small fragment of a codex containing an early copy of the Gospel of Matthew (Matt 13: 55 - 56; 14: 3 - 5)

It has been dated late 2nd to early 3rd century. It was found at Oxyrhynchus in Egypt.

It is Alexandrian text type and could have been within a codex that also contained P77. 

65mm x 45mm Showing both sides individually.

$89.95 AUD plus P&H


Papyrus P64 "Magdalen"

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In the late 1800s, Charles Huleatt, who studied Egyptology, purchased three small fragments of papyrus that were found in Upper Egypt which he then subsequently bequeathed to  Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1901. 

The three segments contain the text of Matthew's Gospel in Greek, Chapter 26, verses 23 and 31.  There are a total of 24 lines, text on both sides. (This indicates that they were most likely from a Codex rather than a scroll as scrolls were generally written on one side while a codex used both sides not unlike the pages of a modern book).

In 1953, Colin Roberts, a British papyrologist, claimed that these papyrus fragments were probably from the late second century A.D but it would be 40 years later that persistence and newer technology would reveal that these three small fragments are apparently the oldest New Testament manuscripts in existence, contemporaneous with the Apostles themselves and other eye witnesses!

In 1994, Dr. Carsten Peter Thiede, Director of the Institute of Basic Epistemological Research in Paderborn, Germany, used a scanning laser microscope to more carefully examine these fragments, "P.Magdalen Greek 17/P64," as they are formally designated.

A scanning laser microscope can now differentiate between the twenty micrometer (millionth of a meter) layers of papyrus, measuring the height and depth of the ink, and can even determine the angle of the stylus used by the scribe. Dr. Thiede compared the fragments with four other known references: a manuscript from Qumran, dated to 58 A.D.; one from the Herculaneum, dated prior to 79 A.D.; one from Masada, dated between 73-74 A.D.; and one from the Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus, dated 65-66 A.D. He astounded the scholastic world by concluding that the Magdalen fragments were either an original from Matthew's Gospel, or a direct copy, written while Matthew and the other disciples and other eye witnesses were still alive! 

$69.95 AUD plus P&H

Medieval Church Frieze Panel

A large casting of a 13th/14th century frieze depicting 3 peasant workers in seperate panels. 

450 x 350 x 50mm

For thousands of years making has used the surfaces of buildings to depict imagery of widely varying design,

from simple geometric patterns to images of warriors and kings, but during the Medieval period scenes of everyday life were often 

depicted not only on the walls of building but also in illuminated manuscripts.

This scene is from the 13/14th century.

This would look great as a backing display with a collection of period manuscripts.

$99.95 AUD plus P&H

Australia Only! This is very large and heavy. 

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Papyrus P115

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Also known as P.OXY 4499 a Greek text on papyrus a mere 55mm tall this reproduction being one of 26 fragments from the book of Revelation. Dated c225-275AD.

It includes Nomina Sacra being abbreviations of holy names used in scripture. You see it as the text with the horizontal line above. 

This manuscript gives the number of the beast in Revelation 13:18 as 616 instead of the usual 666. 

The XIC is Chi, Iota, Stigma. 

$45.00AUD plus P&H

Papyrus P47

A reproduction of a third century papyrus containing Rev 9:10 - 17:2. It was found in Egypt in the area of the Faiyum.

It is closest in its text type to the Codex Sinaiticus.

$89.95AUD plus P&H

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Herodotus P Oxy 2099 

A small fragment of Herodotus from his Book VIII originally written in c440BC.  This copy was written much later in the 2nd century AD.

$49.95AUD plus P&H

Papyrus P1 - Oxyrhynchus 

When Grenfell and Hunt found the massive deposit of historic papyri just outside the Egyptian village of Oxyrhynchus, on January 13 1897, the first manuscript they found was this one known now as Papyrus P1. It was the third or fourth day of excavation. IT was the earliest manuscript of the New Testament until P45 was found.

It is dated c250AD and contains the text of Matt 1:1-9. It contains some Nomina Sacra. 

$89.95AUD plus P&H

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Can't find what you're looking for?

I have a range of manuscripts and "The History of Writing" resources that are suitable for teaching and display.

If you have a special request for a project you are making, contact me.

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