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Illustrations of Byzantine soldiers from the Psalter of Theodore of Caesarea, 11thC
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There are some good Byzantine manuscripts of the 11th century, following periods of iconoclasm, and before the 4th Crusade took Constantinople.
Illustrations of soldiers from the Psalter of Theodore of Caesarea, Byzantine, 11th century, BL Add MS 19352
including a rare image of metallic chausses:
7r Sleeping Guards at the Sepulchre
10v Archers shooting at the just man
12r Warriors and David in pit
32v Sleeping Guards at the Sepulchre
36v Seven sleepers of Ephesus
45v The betrayal
63v Siege where Uriah died
65v King Saul and David
67r David praying / King Saul and soldiers
69v David and two foreigners

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73r Byzantine soldiers in scale armour & chausses (with oval shield?)
74v (upper) David enthroned & guards
74v (lower) Soldiers of Sobal burning / arrival of Joab
75r Constantine mounted with cross attacked by archers
77v King David with guards
85v St. Procopius mounted
87v Christ on Cross pierced with the lance
92r (lower) Adoration of the Magi
95v (lower) St. Anthimus and the twenty thousand martyrs of Nicomedia
98r (upper) Two mounted soldiers
105v (upper) Byzantine cavalry & defeated enemy
123r (right) Massacre of the Innocents
144r (lower) Phineas executing judgement
145r Hebrews defeated by their enemies
178v (lower) Warrior with mace and shield
181r Death of Absalom
182r David and Goliath
190v David meets Saul enthroned
191r (lower) David defeats Goliath
199r Habakkuk the Prophet / angel slaying the ungodly

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Illustrations of soldiers from the Psalter of Theodore of Caesarea, Byzantine, 11th century, BL Add MS 19352

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Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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Thanks very much
Robert Vermaat
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THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
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