An 800-year-old copy of the Muslim holy book, the Koran, has sold for a world record price of £1,140,500 at an auction in London.
The Koran was written in gold with silver decoration in the margins
The Koran, which has been dated to 1203, is believed to be the oldest known complete copy written in gold.
The calligraphy has marginal notes written in silver.
Auction house Christie's said it was a world record for both a Koran and an Islamic manuscript. It was expected to sell for between £500,000 and £750,000.
A second Koran, a nearly-complete text from the 10th century, was sold for almost £916,500.
Both were sold on behalf of the Hispanic Society of America, and were bought by British trade buyers.