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Jugurtha, King of Numidia, Thrown from His Roman Prison into the Tiber
Paris, France (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. 63 (96.MR.17), fol. 170
Leaf: 42 × 29.6 cm (16 9/16 × 11 5/8 in.)
Although the author Boccaccio seemed unsure of the ultimate fate of Jugurtha, son of a Numidian prince and a concubine, he stated that some historians believed he was killed at night and tossed from the Tarpeian Rock into the Tiber River tied to a stone. In this