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Epistolae ad Brutum.
Italy, Naples, late 15th century
MS M.403 fol. 1r

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Margins and initial C with bianchi girari ornament. In lower margin, in medallion framed with garland, is escutcheon with arms of Andrea Matteo Acquaviva (quarterly 1 and 4, the arms of Aragon, Hungary, Anjou and Jerusalem, and 2 and 3, or, a lion azure [Acquaviva] impaled with argent a cross azure charged with five crescents [Piccolomini]).

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