f99v Byzantines defeated by Arab infantry
The foot soldiers of Emperor Basil I, distinguished by their long shields, deserting their general in the face of hostile Arab forces who carry round shields.
The Byzantine general, Procopius, is killed.
A larger image of Byzantines defeated by Arab infantry. f99v Skylitzes Chronicle (Codex Gręcus Matritensis)
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