A larger image of f54v Skylitzes Chronicle (Codex Gręcus Matritensis) A battle that took place in AD 842 between the cavalry of the Byzantines and the Arabs.
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Referenced on p.50, Byzantine Cavalryman c.900-1204 by Timothy Dawson (Author), Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)
Roman troops pursuing Arabs, from the illuminated Chronicle of Skylitzes. Although this manuscript was illustrated in Sicily in the twelfth century, it drew heavily on East Roman sources of the previous centuries as well as contemporary observation, and can sometimes show useful detail when corroborated with other sources. Note the boots with long front flaps tied up over the knee. (Biblioteca Nacionale, Madrid)