Illustration of the Joshua Roll

The Defeat of the Men of Ai

Sheet 10


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Josua-Rolle, Codex Vaticanus Pal. Graec. 431. Byzantine, 10th century. Biblioteca Apostolica, Vatican. Source: Christian Art _ Icons, Murals Mosaics

Referenced on p28, MAA 89 Byzantine Armies 886-1118 by Ian Heath
Early 10th-century skutatoi, from the Joshua Roll. Note 'shield-wall' use of the large shields. The figures with cloaks wrapped round their bodies are officers, one of whom carries a bandon standard. (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome)







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