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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 9r

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Edmund of England: Scene, distributing Coins -- One of two attendants holds casket; both stand behind Edmund crowned, seated on throne with footstool.
He distributes coins (money) to four beggars; one, with bottle slung over shoulder, wears wallet, and another supports himself on crutch. Scene within architectural setting. Decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 4.

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