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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 164v

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Within initial E, king, possibly Josiah, crowned, holding scepter with left hand, is seated on throne.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by man, holding club with right hand and scroll bearing pseudo-inscription; at lower termination of vine, foliate medallion enclosing man, seated with right elbow on right knee, supporting head with right hand.
Beginning of I Esdras.

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