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A Detail of Two Men in Combat with Clubs

from Bibliothèque Municipale, Ms. 210, f.4v, Avranches, France

COTE Avranches - BM - ms. 0210
FOLIO f. 004v
TITRE ENLUMINURE Vision de saint Aubert (Vision of St. Aubert)
NOTES ENLUMINURE hommes combattant (Men combating)
TITRE OUVRAGE Cartulaire de l'abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel (Cartulary of the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel)
DATATION 1154-1158
ORIGINE PRECISE Mont-Saint-Michel, abbaye
Source: Enluminures

Referenced on p27, Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350, Western Europe and the Crusader States by David Nicolle
22A-B Manuscript marginal illustration, northern France, late 12th century
(Bib. Munic., Ms. 210, f.4v, Avranches, France)

The similarity between this tiny gilded drawing and the other complete illustration of warriors with large shields and peculiarly shaped maces (f. 18) is remarkable. They may come from the same source, and may indicate judicial 'trial by combat'.

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