Manuel celebrated a triumph from the Akropolis to Hagia Sophia, not using the solid gold chariot

Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • Returned to Constantinople and held a triumph from the acropolis to Hagia Sophia; a chariot of solid gold had been made, but he did not ride in it, to avoid ostentation and skittish horses; gold from the taxes of Sirmion was given to the clergy (:) Kinnamos 249.9-18