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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 41v

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Vespasian: Scene, killing Jews who swallowed Gold --Vespasian, crowned, wearing mail, holding sword with right hand, raising left hand, stands behind soldier wearing helmet and mail. With sword in right hand, he pierces abdomen of man wearing hat, with joined hands raised, gold coins falling out of his stomach.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted above text relating to reign of Vespasian as emperor.

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