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The purple Codex Rossanensis,a 6th century manuscript on puple parchment,contains the gospel of Matthew and almost the entire gospel of Mark.30 x 25 cm.Inscriptions and 40 verses are from Psalms and Prophets.Folio 16:Christ or Barrabas;upper register:the tribunal,pontius Pilate,Jews demanding crucification of Jesus;notary with wax tablets. Lower register: Left Christ with two officers on the left, Barrabas with two jailers on the right. Origin perhaps Aleppo,Syria.