Michael III Crowns Basil Co-emperor

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 15 November 2017

A 13th century CE illustration showing Byzantine emperor Michael III (r. 842-867 CE) crowning his great friend and political ally Basil the Macedonian co-emperor. The latter would take the crown himself in 867 CE as Basil I. (Madrid Sklitzes, National Library, Madrid)

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