The Codex Aureus
was made in 1046 a.d.
in the Benedictine Abbey of Echternach. It was written in
Carolingian minuscule on 171 sheets of parchment, and was lavishly
decorated and illuminated.
In 1983 two stamps were issued which show two
miniatures from the parable of the Good Samaritan. In the first, the
traveler is attacked by thieves.
In the second, he has been
rescued by the Good Samaritan.
The codex is preserved in
the Monastery of Escorial, and in 2001 it was displayed during a State
visit by the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg to Spain