On this day in the year 303, Saint George of Cappadocia, a Roman soldier, died a martyr in the Diocletian persecution. He became one of the most popular Christian saints, immortalised in the legend of ‘Saint George and the Dragon’.
This doodle of the saint was drawn in the Vatican manuscript Reg. gr. 147 (14th c.), below a variant of the famous “ὥσπερ ξένοι” scribal epigram.