Quran from 1203 Sells at Christie's

A Quran, believed to be the oldest complete copy, circa 1203 C.E., was offered for sale through the Hispanic Society of America and sold to traders in London.

The book, signed by one Yahya bin Muhammad ibn 'Umar, and dated 17 Ramadan 599, is in good shape and is in the Kufic style, with landscaped pages and calligraphy in gold outlined in black, with marginalia in silver outlined in red.