Recto, above: Melchizedek bringing bread and wine to Abraham

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Vertical rectangle. Obverse: top – Scene from Genesis XIV: "And Melchizedek King of Salem brought fourth bread and wine…" King stands at left accompanied by servants carrying bread and wine. Abram and his brethren kneel before him, right. Inscription: "Genesis Capito 14" above. Inscription: "Melchisede Re di Pacce" below framing line. Bottom: Savaged (unicorn?) bulls attacking hunters armed with bows and arrows. Reverse, top: Exodus XII. Figures grouped around table on which the Passover lamb is placed. Inscription below. Bottom: Escutcheon. Subjects: Philostratus, The Athenian, Greek, 170 – 247 CE; Medici Family. Made in: Netherlands. Date: 1590s. Record ID: chndm_1901-39-138.

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