Month of February, Anglo-Saxon calendar

Month of February, Anglo-Saxon calendar

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Caption: Month of February. Anglo-Saxon calendar page for February, showing men pruning vines, one using a mattock. At lower right, a representation of the birth sign Aquarius is in a roundel. The text below the illustration is in Latin, with Roman numerals. This calendar includes details of the lunar phases: the kalends (kl, full to new Moon), the nones (n, new Moon to first quarter), and the ides (id, first quarter to full Moon). In the Anglo-Saxon calender, the moon in February was called the 'Lenten Moon'. Full Moon falls here on 13 February. It is thought that this calendar was produced in Winchester, England, in the period around 1030.

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