The Automata in the Byzantine "Throne of Solomon"

@article{Brett1954TheAI,
  title={The Automata in the Byzantine "Throne of Solomon"},
  author={Gerard Brett},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1954},
  volume={29},
  pages={477 - 487}
}
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