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Antiquitates Judaicae
France, Dijon, late 13th century
MS M.533 fol. 68v

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David: Battle against Amalekites (?) -- In upper register of initial P, two confronted armies, soldiers wearing mail, six (?) holding lances, some holding shield, all (?) astride horses. Two foremost wearing crowns, one probably David, the other probably king of Amalekites. In lower register, two confronted armies, soldiers wearing mail, nine (?) holding lances, some holding shields, five (?) astride horses.
Beginning of Book 7, Chapter 1 of Josephus, Antiquitates Judaicae.

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