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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 24v

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Psalm 016 (Vulg., 015) -- Man, wearing cap, stands, placing right hand on one of three piles of coins on trestle table, beside two piles of coins in chest, and raising head and left hand toward head of Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, with left hand raised, emerging from above, suggesting distribution of money or usury (either verse 5 of preceding Psalm 15 (Vulg., 14) or verse 5 of Psalm 16 (Vulg., 15)).
Scene against gold background within decorated initial C.

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