Wiki daily picture for March 8

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Trier Meisner (1625).jpg

View of Trier from Thesaurus philopoliticus (1625) by Daniel Meisner, copperplate print by Eberhard Kieser.
The image shows a view of Trier, in the foreground an antique column with a pair of scales and symbols around the Latin word "liber": scales (libra), in the left scalepan books (libri), in the right one children (liberi), on top a hat, since ancient times a symbol of liberty (liber = free), two married couples, left and right, pointing at the column, Saint Peter, patron of the city, in heraldic shield.


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