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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 266r

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Daniel: Vision, Ram and Goat (Daniel 8:1-7) -- Ram with broken horns fighting goat with four small horns and one large one; inscriptions UBI ARIES AB YRCO SUPERATUS EST ET EUULSE SUNT DUO CORNUA EIUS; and HIC YRCUS CAPRARUM REGNUM ALAXANDRINUM SIGNIFICAT;
below, half figure of Daniel nimbed, in upper part of city gate of Shushan, inscribed SUSE CIUITAS; to right, ram with two horns, one much longer than the other; inscriptions HIC ARIES QUI ET DARIUS REX MEDORUM ATQUE PERSARUM; and UNUM CORNUM EXCELSIUS ALTERO ATQUE SUCCRESCENS.
Illustration for Jerome, In Danielem.



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