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De materia medica
Turkey, Istanbul, mid 10th century
MS M.652 fol. 216r

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1) Scorpion, inscribed skorpios;
2) Smaris (a small sea fish), inscribed smaris;
3) Wild boar, representing urine of the wild boar, inscribed syagriou ouron;
4) Three pieces of fat, representing spice from fats, inscribed steaton aromatismos.



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