Empire / Byzantium
Articles on Hubert Herald
The arms of Byzantium are Gules a
cross between four B Or. The arms of the Emperor of Byzantium are Gules, a
two-headed eagle Or.
A brilliant scientist and author of a War manual. In 602 a dissatisfied general usurped the throne, having Maurice and his six sons executed. His memory was damned and his porraits were therefore defaced. Nevertheless some portraits of him and his family are well preserved on mosaics.
Irene 753-† 803
The imago’s of Irene
and her son Constantine are the beginning of a vast quantity of
representations of mother-and-child, symbolizing the Holy Virgin and Jesus. They
are however also in a much older tradition of empress/queen mother and
VI *771-† 797
Portraits of the young Emperor in the Lorsch
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