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Battle of Tricamarum
Conflict: Reconquests of Justinian
Date: December 15, 533 CE
Place: West of Carthage
Outcome: Byzantine victory
Combatants

Byzantines Byzantine Empire

Vandals Vandals

Commanders

Belisarius

Gelimer

Strength

5,000 cavalry
10,000 infantry
20,000 sailors

up to 50,000

Casualties

no reliable estimates

no reliable estimates

The Battle of Tricamarum was an engagement between the Byzantine Empire and the Vandals, occurring in the Byzantine reconquest of Carthage.

Battle

Although the Byzantines' allied light cavalry was unreliable, their heavy cavalry charged as soon as the Vandals came into sight. Seeing that victory was likely, the allied cavalry then joined the fight.

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