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'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī,
Vatican Library, Rome, Manuscript Ross.1033, 1224AD.


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Referenced on p.18 MAA - 200 - El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492 by David Nicolle, 1988
This North African manuscript shows a figure wearing a segmented helmet with a neck extension like a very early bascinet.

Referenced on p37, The Moors - The Islamic West - 7th-15th Centuries AD by David Nicolle:
A copy of Al-Sufi's Kitab al-Sufar, Books of Fixed Stars, made in Ceuta in AD 1224; Perseus, and Cepheus. This crude manuscript comes from northern Morocco. It includes a figure wielding a straight sword, and another wearing a distinctive helmet with an extended neck guard.

Referenced by 'Baydah helmets' by David Nicolle

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