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Old 2nd April 2012, 12:56 PM   #116
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Default Crossbows, a Spanning Belt and a Cranequin, Munich, ca. 1475

One of the many depictions of the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, in the Wallraff-Richartz-Museum Köln/Cologne.

Please note that the obsolete spanning belt is still in use, side by side with the 'new' spanning device, the cranequin.

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