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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 39r

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Left column:
Shamgar: slaying Philistines -- Shamgar, raising plowshare with right hand, stands upon and amid fallen soldiers wearing helmets, one shield, and holding weapons including spear, scimitar, sword, axe.
Caption, SANGAR OCCIDIT SEXCENTOS UIROS CUM UOM(ER)E, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, IUDICES TERCIO, is in upper margin.
Right column:
David: slaying Enemy -- David, wearing helmet and armor, raising sword with right hand and holding shield with left hand stands upon and amid soldiers, only helmets visible.
Caption, DAUID INT(ER)FECIT OCTINGENTOS UIROS IMPETU UNO, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, REGES OCTAUO DECIMO (?), is in upper margin.

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