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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 45v

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Gordianus III, Emperor: Scene, fighting Parthians --Two confronted kings on horseback, crowned, wearing helmets and mail, both carrying shields, one piercing shield of the other with lance. Six other soldiers only partly visible.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to reign of Emperor Gordianus III.

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