Gouache and gold leaf on vellum. The exemplar for this scroll is one I've had on my "todo" list for a long time -- BL MS Lansdowne 851 f. 66.
The text reads:
Omnibus has literas visuris vel audituris Ericus et Jaquelyna regnantes Drachenwaldenses salutem in sanitate. With these our present letters signed and signified by our own hands we the said rulers name, enroll, and confirm our loyal subject Lord Benjamin von Papenburg -- who has served us long and well -- as a member of the Orden des Lindquistringes. Fit manibus nostris xiv dies martii a.s. liv.
Translation of the Latin: To everyone these letters seeing or hearing, Æiríkr and Jacquelyna, rulers of Drachenwald, greetings in good health...done by our hands on the 14th day of March, a.s. fifty-four.
Many thanks to the new Artfer Hours initiative in Durham, which is where much of this got painted and gilded. The bird-themed week is why I added the little green bird.
© 2020, Sara L. Uckelman.