Binding: Probably added in the fourteenth century, of faded purple velvet. The boards, of sweet chestnut, have square edges and average 8 mm in thickness. In the center of each is a silver gilt plaque showing the crucifixion, and in the corners are similar plaques representing the Four Evangelists. Two silver clasps with triple chains of silver. Binding and ornaments are of 14th century or later. In the twentieth century it was resewn in western style on three raised cords and rebacked with dark brown linen. It is likely at that time that end bands in Armenian style were added: red, blue, yellow, and green silk threads woven over the primary end band around which a warp of natural linen thread has been wound.