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Scylitzes Chronicle

f42v  Theophilus making a proclamation.

Theophilus making a proclamation. He is flanked by his bodyguard who are bare-headed. Ranks of officials are distinguished by their headgear. The Emperor's Varangian Guard was made up of foreigners - Germans, Franks, Russians, English, Vikings.

A larger image of f42v Skylitzes Chronicle (Codex Gręcus Matritensis) Theophilus making a proclamation.

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