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Reproduction Manuscripts

We have many reproduction manuscripts for display or educational purposes. Our manuscripts are all hand made to order and suit university and college displays and are suitable to give students an understanding of how many ancient manuscripts would have appeared allowing them to handle these with out risking damage to the originals. 

If you have an original in your university or college collection that you would like a reproduction made, contact us for details. 

Reproduction Manuscripts made to order.

We can make reproductions of many papyrus manuscripts for educational or study purposes.

We are presently making a manuscript for display at a major European University for display.

Contact us for details.

Roman Papyrus Scrolls with Seal

A blank papyrus scroll with leather end piece and tie for display or re enactor use. Can be written on.

The Scroll has a Roman Wax seal impression and a papyrus tag where you may write the title of the scroll 

so that when the scroll is stored rolled on the shelf you can tell what is written on it. This technique was 

used in ancient scrolls.

Size of roll = 200mm (W) x 3000mm (L). Approx. See image below. 


Dead Sea Scroll Palm Pen

A wooden pen was found in a scroll jar in Kando's shop along with other items from the Dead Sea Scrolls. This type was made from the stalk of a palm branch It has a natural channel along its length that holds some of the ink and the tip is sharpened much like a reed pen or quill. This was the only pen found related to the scrolls. This pen can be resharpened again and again and is suitable for writing or display.

$8.95AUD plus P&H

Goatskin Parchment 

We have available quality goatskin parchment for sale.

Suitable for many uses including calligraphy and reenactments.


A5 ( 200 x 150mm approximately) $12.00AUD plus P&H 

A4 ( 290 x 210mm approximately) $19.95AUD plus P&H

Full Goat skin (vary in size) $99.95AUD plus P&H

Aged Papyrus Scroll.

 A reproduction of a rolled scroll made with dark "mud" papyrus to look aged. This scroll has a clay bulla seal impression binding its cord to enclose the scroll. In order to open and read the scroll one would have to break the clay seal to remove the binding. The seal cannot be slid off the end of the scroll as it is attached through the scroll. This method shows evidence of tampering and ensures the contents of the scroll remain private. This reproduction is a display model only. It is 340mm long.

$19.95AUD plus P&H Quote SCROLLMUD1

Book of Revelation Scroll

 A reproduction of the Scroll of Revelation chapter 5. A papyrus scroll with 7 seals. This scroll has no text and is a display item only. The scrolls each have a seal impression of a Lion.

The scroll is 450mm long.

$49.95AUD plus P&H REVSCROLL7B

Scroll with Three Seals

This is a reproduction of a papyrus scroll found in Egypt dated to around the time of Jeremiah. The papyrus scroll has been rolled and then folded so as to create a secure seal which is then tied and sealed by three witnesses. The seals are applied over part of the knot so that the scroll cannot be tampered with, without breaking the seals. The ties are also entwined within the scroll so that they cannot be easily slipped off the end of the scroll. The seals are all impressed with various seal impressions (not necessarily those in the image).

This items is purely a display model only. There is no text within the papyrus scroll and the seals are as examples only. This item has been buried and excavated to give the look of an ancient scroll...... what a great display and teaching aid!
Scroll made from genuine Egyptian papyrus, with cast seal impressions made from originals from the Old Testament period. The scroll is approximately 125mm (5 inches) long in folded form. Each item will vary slightly from the photo as each is handmade.

$29.95AUD plus P&H Quote PS3S1

Papyrus Folded Scroll and Seal

Another display model. A reproduction of a papyrus scroll found in Egypt wrapped and sealed with a clay bulla and seal impression. The scroll is designed around an original from the late period (Early Ptolemaic). All these scrolls are individually made and each vary slightly in appearance. The seal impression is used as an example only. Designed for educational display purposes.

$39.95AUD plus P&H Quote PS1S2

Folded Papyrus Marriage Contract with Seal

Elephantine 409 BC

This is a reproduction of how a Hebrew Aramaic Text contract would have looked of the period. The contract would have been written, rolled, flattened, the folded in three, tied with cord and sealed with clay and the owners seal impression.

The manuscript will be aged to look ancient. No inner text. 

$39.95AUD plus P&H

Aged Manuscripts - Props or Display

Ancient Scroll Display Set 1

A set of 5 mixed papyrus scrolls with seals - aged to look ancient.

These scroll sets are made from papyrus each with Egyptian seal impressions. The rolled scrolls are blank inside.

Suitable for display or theatre/movie prop.

Each Set is slightly different.

Set 1. As pictured:

$79.95AUD plus P&H

Ancient Manuscript Display Set 2

A set of fragments of "Egyptian" themed papyrus manuscripts that look as if they could have come from a scroll as the leather ties that once held the scroll closed are still attached to the fragments. # pieces of papyrus with Egyptian text and leather bindings all aged to look ancient.

Suitable for display of theatre/movie prop.

$79.95AUD plus P&H

Ancient Manuscript Display Set 3

A set of fragments of "Egyptian" themed papyrus manuscripts that made from a "mud" papyrus with textual markings. 4 large scrolls and 1 small.

Suitable for display of theatre/movie prop.

$79.95AUD plus P&H

Ancient Manuscript Display Set 4

A set of fragments of "Egyptian" themed papyrus manuscripts that made from folded papyrus with textual markings and seals plus remnants of leather tie.

Suitable for display of theatre/movie prop.

$79.95AUD plus P&H

Gospel of Mark Manuscript P Oxy 5345

This is a life size reproduction (43 x 37mm) of the recently translated and dated manuscript of Mark's Gospel found at Oxyrhynchus in Egypt.

It has been dated by scholars at Oxford University at 150 - 250 AD and is the earliest manuscript of Mark's Gospel. It is from a codex and contains two segments of the Gospel:

This manuscript is tiny, written on both the front and back, with about five to six lines of words, not all still legible. It has Mark 1:7-9 on one side, where John says he “baptises with water” but that Jesus will “baptise with the Holy Spirit”, and 1:17-18 on the other side, where Jesus calls the disciples to “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of people.”

Available unframed $69.95AUD plus P&H

Framed $89.95AUD plus P&H 

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."

$39.95AUD 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.

Approx 90mm sq.

$79.95AUD plus P&H

Papyrus P52 - Special Edition - Only One available

This is a reproduction of the Papyrus P52 one of the earliest surviving pieces of New Testament manuscripts in existence.

It contains portions of John 18:31-33.

This reproduction is a one sided copy on Papyrus and comes framed ready to display.

Only one available.

$79.95AUD plus P&H

Metamorphoses by Ovid

The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the history of the world from creation to the deification of Julius Caesar.

It has a loose mythic-historical framework and was completed in 8 AD.

This page is a section of Ovids description of the flood. It indicates yet again that there are many worldwide accounts of a great flood.

$79.95AUD plus P&H One only available. 

Papyrus Prisse

This is a reproduction of the earliest known document written on Papyrus and is dated c2000BC.

It contains the last two pages of instruction addressed to Kagemni who served under King Sneferu of the 4th Dynasty.

$79.95AUD plus P&H Only One Available

The Tale of Two Brothers

From Papyrus D'Orbiney. This text is written in Hieratic which was developed alongside Hieroglyphics allowing scribes to write more quickly.

The Papyrus D'Orbiney or the Tale of Two Brothers has similarities to the story of the Biblical Joseph.

$79.95AUD plus P&H Only One Available.

Papyrus Fouad Reproduction- Septuagint #266 


The Papyrus Fouad #266 is a fragment of a series of papyrus scrolls found in the Fayyum in Egypt. It is dated to the first century BC and contains sections of the Greek Old Testament known as the Septuagint (LXX) and is the second oldest LXX in existence

This fragment is important because of the use of the Tetragrammaton or the Divine name which is written in ancient Hebrew among the Greek text. It appears the writer wrote the Greek text first while leaving the space for the Tetragrammaton which was written in later. This section contains some of the most perfect LXX text of Deuteronomy that we have. The text was originally written on scrolls of which we have 117 fragments left.

This is a handmade reproduction on papyrus, and is laminated for ease of handling. The papyrus group is approx 7 x 4 inches.

$44.95AUD Plus P&H Quote FOUADL1


 Our new reproductions are made using a new ageing process, to make them look ancient.

PLEASE NOTE: These manuscripts are shipped without mounts or frames. If you wish to have a mount supplied for framing or if you wish to have your manuscript laminated please request at time of order.

Papyrus P64 Reproduction

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! 

This tiny manuscript has been nicknamed ?The Jesus Papyrus?.

(This is a reproduction of the Recto side of the manuscript)


While it must be acknowledged that Thiede has a bit of a sensational flair,7 the evidence which he presents is 
reasonable and uses much more advanced technology and should not be so quickly dismissed. Some of Thiede?s critics, including Stanton, hold the belief that the gospels were not verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, but formed through an editorial process by the early church using a hypothetical text of Jesus? sayings they call Q.8 Such critics cannot escape the fact that if they accept a first century date for a surviving gospel manuscript their liberal theories crumble.9 This cannot avoid colouring their appraisal of Thiede?s dating.

$34.95AUD plus P&H Quote P64R1

 Available laminated for ease of handling or unlaminated if you intend to frame.

Papyrus P39


( POXY 1780) Reproduction

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. This reproduction is available with a backing sheet for framing or laminated at request. Please request at time of your order.


235mm(H) x 70mm (W) each fragment. (9 x 2 3/4 inches)

$49.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE PAP P39

Egyptian Parallel to the Ten Plagues

The Ten Plagues Text 1.

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.

 This reproduction is based on the Ipuwer story, and is of one page only. It is written on papyrus from Egypt that has been aged to resemble the original. The papyrus is 260 x 150mm (10 x 6 inches). The papyrus is supplied unlaminated unless otherwise requested.

$39.95AUD plus P&H


A second page of the Ten Plagues Manuscript. This page is highly detailed on aged papyrus from Egypt with black and red letter text. 280 x 200mm approx.

$49.95AUD plus P&H.

Nash Papyrus reproduction

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.

$39.95AUD plus P&H

Nag Hammadi Page Reproduction

A reproduction of 2 pages from the Nag Hammadi Codices. A title and body page on real aged papyrus.

For display purposes. Each page is approx 275mm high. One sided.

$59.95AUD plus P&H

Gospel of Philip Reproduction

A reproduction of a page from the Gnostic Gospel of Philip.

Thi sis the page that some scholars used to argue that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. The text says: "Jesus kissed Mary......."but the page has lacunae or holes after these words so we do not know where Jesus kissed Mary. 

It was a custom to greet close friends with a kiss, so His kissing Mary is no surprise but one cannot read beyond the text into a special relationship as Jesus also greeted his disciples with a kiss.

$39.95AUD plus P&H

Nag Hammadi Codex reproduction

It has many features that exist in the earliest book bindings we have available, namely the Nag Hammadi Codices, and give us a fairly conclusive look into how writings such as the letters of Paul and maybe those of the disciples would have appeared in format as they were circulated across the Christian world of the time.


This reproduction has the following features used in the original:

· Full leather bindings and ties

· Old papyrus manuscripts used for stiffening in the covers.

(These papyrus stiffeners have been intentionally exposed as if the leather cover pieces had been torn away)

· One full quire of text

(This example is based loosely on the Gospel of Thomas - but note the heading of the Gospel of Thomas is in fact at the end of the text, called a ?colophon?, not the start as in modern texts - the lead heading is from the Apocryphon of John which was the previous text that was subsequently removed in an imaginary sense in this reproduction).

· The cover is bound with a wrap band as well as ties on top and bottom. These codices were used for sending as personal letters to churches and groups and were distributed either by personal messengers or with merchants and were tied so as to form a secure binding not unlike an envelope. Each of the thirteen codices found at Nag Hammadi have slightly different characteristics in their bindings.

·   The text is Coptic much of which in this reproduction is handwritten.

· The papyrus pages and covers have been ?aged? to resemble these ancient documents

$179.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE NAGHAM1


 Note: These manuscripts are made to order. Please allow 4 weeks for us to make one for you.



This is a reproduction based on the Nag Hammadi Codices created to give a glimpse into how one of the original Gospel codices MAY have looked like.

It contains one quire of ten leaves, 20 pages based on an original but NOT a direct facsimile of it.

It has old papyrus manuscripts inside the bindings as stiffeners that are exposed to show how bookbinding was most likely performed in the late 1st or early second century. The pages are all papyrus and the covers are leather. The codex is made to look ancient and will arrive heavily weathered to look as if it has been stored in a jar for 2000 years.

This is designed as a display teaching tool.


Facsimile Bible Pages

Gutenberg Bible Page

A facsimile of a Gutenberg Bible page, the original printed and illuminated on parchment.
390 x 285mm printed on quality heavy card. Ready for framing. Johns Gospel.



 Martin Luther's New Testament 1529

 A facsimile page of Martins Luther's Bible - New Testament with woodcut block initial.
145 x 100m.




Genuine Manuscripts for sale.....

Rare Ethiopian Antiphony Manuscript - Handcarved wooden and Marble covers.

This is an Ethiopian manuscript, an Antiphony written in Ge'ez.
It is from Ethiopia and appears to be early 1900s.
The Covers are carved wood with Marble inserts depicting an angel and crosses.
The pages are on goatskin parchment.
There are numerous paintings throughout.
There is at leat one drawing that represents the Eucharist and portioning of Christ's body for Communion.
There is an historic Colophon of the owners at the back of the manuscript.
The bindings are intact with a leather cover over the spine.
It has been bound using the ancient Coptic Binding technique.
The internal cover paintings are recessed into the covers.
Some pages are deteriorating due to age. SEE IMAGES.
All pages have weathered edges and the whole manuscript has the smell of a campfire.
It has been lovingly read in front of a fire.
See images as they are part of the description.

$1499.00AUD plus P&H

Rare Ethiopian Ge'ez Manuscript with Leather Covers

This is an Ethiopian manuscript, a Salam to Mary
The manuscript consists of two uneven quires.
One quire has more pages than the other.
The cover is simple leather and the quires are simply attached with cord.
There are rubrications throughout in red lettering.
A truly unusual looking manuscript.
Some pages are deteriorating due to age. SEE IMAGES.
All pages have weathered edges and the whole manuscript has the smell of a campfire.
It has been lovingly read in front of a fire.
See images as they are part of the description.
120 x 110 x 15mm

$700.00AUD plus P&H

Ethiopian Manuscript - Leather Covers + Paintings

This is an Ethiopian manuscript, with a number of paintings of religious scenes.
The manuscript is concertina format.
A truly unusual looking manuscript.
See images as they are part of the description.
75 x 75 x 15mm

$79.95AUD plus P&H

Torah Scroll Section on Parchment 200 years old European Ashkenazi

This is a Hebrew Torah Scroll section that survived WWII.
It is 445mm x 1130mm
It is parchment with Ashkenazi Hebrew Text of the Hebrew Torah.
It is two sections sewn together. 
See images as they are part of the description.

$250.00AUD plus P&H

Coptic Manuscript Page

Psalis & Doxologies  for the Coptic Year

Coptic Text. Has some wax and humidity damage.

On hand laid paper. 

$39.95AUD plus P&H

2 pages available. $39.95 Each.

Geneva Bible Page

A original Geneva Bible Page 1607 Folio 

This page is from the book of Leviticus.

One left.

$19.95AUD plus P&H

Geneva Breeches Bible Page 1599

An original Geneva "Breeches" Bible page printed by Christopher Barker 1599.

$14.95AUD plus P&H

One left - II Chronicles.

King James Bible Pages

1613 Robert Barker 210 x 160mm

$19.95AUD plus P&H

1629 Norton & Bill 215 x 160mm

$14.95AUD plus P&H

Manuscript Collection 1

A set of 2 manuscript pages, one a handwritten list the other a page from a Latin Psaltarium.

18th century. Suitable for manuscript analysis exercises for private or class study.

$15.00AUD plus P&H


Manuscript Collection 2 

A set of 8 manuscript pages 18th century all printed, some on hand laid paper. Most are in Latin. Suitable for manuscript analysis exercises for private of class study.

$29.95AUD plus P&H


Would you like to know more about
reading ancient manuscripts?

Click HERE to go to the University of Michigan's online tutor and learn all about the P46 the earliest of Paul's Epistles.
A fascinating resource....
Want to learn more about ancient manuscripts?
Go to our History of Writing page and see our new file entitled:
"The Stickiness of a Manuscript"
learn about what a manuscript can tell you even before you start translating the text.