Illustration from

The Leiden I Maccabees manuscript / Codex Per F 17

Folio 24v

Cavalry sortie from a castle


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A large image of a Cavalry sortie from a castle. The Leiden I Maccabees manuscript.


Book of Maccabees I, Saint Gall, Switzerland, second half of 9th–early 10th century, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leiden, Codex Perizoni
This codex contains the first book of Maccabees and the fourth book of the Epitoma Rei Militaris by Vegetius. It was probably started in the Abbey of Saint Gall and finished at the Abbey of Reichenau. It is famous for its 28 illuminated pages.

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