The Silos Beatus Codex

Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, Spain, 1090-1109AD
British Library Add. MS 11695.

f.194r. A knight, Book of Revelation, Chapter 19

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Source: British Library
The manuscript was copied in 1090 and the illuminations completed in 1109 in the Spanish monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, near Burgos.

David Nicolle identifies the figure as Goliath.



Referenced on po. 315-6 Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages by Edward Lewes Cutts
At folio 194 there is a large figure of a warrior in a mail shirt, a conical helmet, strengthened with iron ribs converging to the apex, the front rib extending downwards, into what is called a nasal, i.e., a piece of iron extending downwards over the nose, so as to protect the face from a sword-cut across the upper part of it.




Andalusian Heavy Cavalry in Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300 by Ian Heath, based on the Silos Beatus
The Silos Beatus Codex