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January 945

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  • Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus ascends the throne of Byzantium.
  • Constantine orders a gold solid to be minted to commemorate the translation of the Mandylion to Constantinople (with an image of Christ in Majesty). He declares 16 August as the official feast of the Mandylion and orders a special homily to be written for the feast, known as De imagine edessena.

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