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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 338v

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Within initial F:
Maccabees: Letter from Jews -- Messenger, wearing bag at waist, extends letter with seal toward right hand of one of two Maccabees, wearing pointed hats, seated on bench.
Scene against gold background within initial decorated with foliate extensions.
Beginning of II Maccabees.

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