“”Michael’s Icon” or “The 40 Martyrs” “by kerasotes””

“MICHAEL’S ICON” or “THE 40 MARTYRS”
 
“The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste or the Holy Forty (Ancient/Katharevousa Greek Ἃγιοι Τεσσεράκοντα; Demotic: Άγιοι Σαράντα) were a group of Roman soldiers in the Legio XII Fulminata (Armed with Lightning) whose martyrdom in 320 for the Christian faith is recounted in traditional martyrologies.
 
They were killed near the city of Sebaste (present-day Sivas in Turkey), in Lesser Armenia, victims of the persecutions of Licinius, who after 316, persecuted the Christians of the East. The earliest account of their existence and martyrdom is given by Bishop Basil of Caesarea (370–379) in a homily he delivered on their feast day.[1] The Feast of the Forty Martyrs is thus older than Basil himself, who eulogised them only fifty or sixty years after their deaths.”fortymartyrsofsebaste
This is from Wikipedia or Wiki and here is the site:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Martyrs_of_Sebaste”
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“Ivory relief icon from Constantinople, 10th century (Bode MuseumBerlin).”  
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