When trying to explain the rather disjoint collection of stamped scripts and iconography that are found on the faces of the Jordan Lead Codices, I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. As such, I have put together the following visualization which I believe can express to the average person (who is not familiar with the requisite linguistic and iconographic features) "what scholars see" when they look at the codices by using more familiar imagery.
Click to enlarge it, and 50 points to whoever identifies where all the component parts come from.
The level of difficulty for each piece increases from top to bottom, so stay sharp! :-)
Labels: illustration, Jordinian Codices, Lead Codices