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Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico
France, Dijon, late 13th century
MS M.534 fol. 40r

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Scene, Battle -- Eleven soldiers, wearing mail, holding spears, and three mounted soldiers, wearing helmets, foremost holding sword with right hand are before closed gate of city or entrance to castle. Archer, holding bow with right hand stands atop crenellated wall surmounted by tower and two turrets.
Beginning of Book 19 Chapter 1 of Josephus, Antiquitates Judaicae.

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