Manuel (I) saw a vision of the Theotokos offering him purple buskins, & other omens

At the age of twelve, Munuel (I) was reported to have seen the Theotokos offering him the imperial purple buskins, which he accepted eagerly. He was soon disappointed when he realised that she was a vision: but he saw other heavenly portents as well, including a shooting star 
1130 (Uncertain) 
Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • At twelve he saw a woman (the Theotokos) offering him the purple buskins, which he received gladly, but was disappointed on realising she was a vision; there were other portents from heaven, including a falling star (:) δωδέκατον ἔτος Italikos 279.18-281.20