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Vaticinia de summis pontificibus
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1465
MS M.272 fol. 4v

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Benedict XII, inscribed DOMINUS JACOBUS DE FURNO QUI ET BENEDICTUS XII PAPA, wearing triple-crowned papal tiara, raises right hand above bird, possibly eagle, above which are six stars. To right is fleuron-tipped crown surmounted by triple-crowned papal tiara with infulae. Below text, motto of Pope Benedict XII, SEX LUCIDABIT PLANETAS ET UNUS FINALITER IPSIUS FULGOREM EXCEDET. Folio numbered "Decimus" at upper margin.

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