Menologion of Basil II, Byzantine, c.1000AD, Vaticano Griego 1613
Detail from page 215 - Martyrdom of St Andrew.



The full image of the Martyrdom of St Andrew, Menologion of Basil II, Byzantine, c.1000AD. p.215, Vaticano Griego 1613


Title: Menologium Basilii II
Date: late 10th century
Shelfmark: Vat.gr.1613
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana



Referenced on pp.4-5, Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025: The Tághmata and Imperial Guard by Timothy Dawson
An Imperial Guardsman of c. AD 1000. The klivanion corselet is gilded. The skirt of the roukhon tunic is grey embroidered with gold crosses, and the gold-patterned border shows flower motifs; the narrow sleeves are light blue with gold dots. The chlamys cloak is red, the trousers (anaxyrida) are in light blue and light yellow, and the sash is in silver. The spearshaft is gold and black; the small cheiroskoutarion shield is scarlet with white ornaments, a silver rim and a gold boss. For a reconstruction, see Plate H2. (Menologion of Basil II, folio 215, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome)




by Giuseppe Rava
THE GEORGIAN CAMPAIGN, 1020
Plate H2: Standard-bearer of Imperial Tághmata
This standard-bearer of one of the Imperial cavalry regiments is armoured and accoutered according to the tactical manuals of the period; note the ringmail face protection, which was triple layered. He is carrying a typical vándon banner, of squared shape with pointed streamers at the ‘fly’. The cross or other Christian symbols were the normal charges of such standards.

Source: pp.58-59, Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025: The Tághmata and Imperial Guard by Timothy Dawson

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