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Skylitzes Chronicle

f10v  Leo V the Armenian proclaimed as co-emperor.

Michael I Rhangabe proclaims Leo V the Armenian as co-emperor. Both step onto the shield which was raised aloft and saluted by trumpeters & high officials. The ceremony of raising the shield dates from the Roman Empire.

Back to the smaller picture of Leo V the Armenian proclaimed as co-emperor. f.10v Scylitzes Chronicle (Codex Gręcus Matritensis), Byzantine
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