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De materia medica
Turkey, Istanbul, mid 10th century
MS M.652 fol. 220r

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"1) Tortoise, inscribed ""blood of the land tortoise"" (Greek);
2) Tortoise, inscribed ""blood of the sea tortoise"" (Greek);
3) Chameleon, inscribed ""blood of the chameleon"" (Greek);
4) Boar and young, inscribed ""dung of the wild boar"" (Gree

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