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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 40r

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Daniel: Vision, Four Beasts -- The four beasts, 1) a winged lion; inscription LEENA ALAS AQUILE HABENS REGNUM BABILONIUM SIGNIFICAT...NON...; 2) a bear; inscription URSUS REGNUM MEDORUM ET PERSARUM SIGNIFAT; 3) a winged leopard; inscription PARDUS UESTIA REGNUM ALAXANDRIRUM MACEDONUM SIGNIFICAT; and 4) a beast with ten horns; inscription OS LOQUES TERRIBILIS INGENTIA QUARTA BESTIA HABEBAT DECEM CORNUA ET EGRESSUS MINIMUSQUE CREBE.-EUULSIT ILLA ALIA CORNUA VIDELICET ANTICHRISTUM QUAM DIUISAM FUERIT ROMANORUM IMPERIUM IN DECEM REGES TUNC NATUS ANTICHRISTUS OMNIS OCCIDENS SOLUS SIBI UINDICABIT IMPERIUM.
Illustration for Beatus of Valcavado, In Apocalipsin, II, Prolog., 8



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