Inscription: Around exterior of upper half: LEVEMVS CORDA NOSTRA CVM MANIBVS AD D[o]MIN[e] C[o]E[los]
(Let us raise our hearts together with our hands to the Lord in heaven [Lamentations 3:41])
Around exterior of lower half: ATTENDITE [et] VIDETE SI EST DOLOR SICVT DOLOR MEV[s].
(Attend, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow [Lamentations 1:12]).
Around border of interior of upper half: Reges tharsis et insule munera offerent reges arabum et saba dona addvc[e]nt.
(The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts [Psalm 71:10]).
Around border of closed wings: vidit [igitvr] mvlier q[uo]d bonv[m] es[se]t lignv[m] ad vescendvm tvlit de frvctv[m] il[l]iv[s] et comedit deditqve v[ir]o svo
(And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband who did eat. [Genesis 3:6]).
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