Detail of a Guard from a 9th Century Illumination
Emperor Constantine at the Council of Nicaea





Manuscript: MS CLXV, Biblioteca Capitolare, Vercelli, a compendium of canon law produced in northern Italy c.825 AD



Referenced on p.63, Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-986 by D. Nicolle
'Guards of the Emperors' in an Italian legal manuscript from the first half of the 9th century. One of these miniatures (A) provides a very early illustration of full-length mail chausses worn with a full mail hauberk. (Book of Canonical Laws, Bib. Capitolare, Vercelli, Italy)
Back to the full image of Emperor Constantine at the Council of Nicaea in an 9th Century Compendium of Canon Law - Northern Italy c.825 AD.