|BL MS Arundel 66 f. 53|
The chance to do one of the special end of reign awards for a wonderful queen and a dear and valued lady? SIGN ME UP! I recently received a number of vellum offcuts (a kilo of them!) as part of a generous gift to the kingdom scribes, and while to many people they are useless scraps, for me they are exactly the size I like to work at. I am thrilled with almost every aspect of this scroll, and the one part that I'm not completely satisfied with (the whitework on the initial; I was using a type of paint I'd not used before) I'm still reasonably happy with it; it could've been better, but I don't think it sucks.
The text in unabbreviated Latin reads:
Isabella regina drachenwaldensis carissimae amicae meae Selae Rosae. Offerimus tibi admissionem in nostris regali ordonis liberalitatis. Fit manibus nostris in v die januarii liii.
The translations is:
Isabel Drachenwaldish queen to our most dear friend Sela de la Rosa. I offer to you admission in our royal order of courtesy. Done by my hand in the fifth day of january fifty-three.
I tracked the initial progress on twitter; the thread starts here:
The start of something beautiful. pic.twitter.com/xcwGyQ4RHY— Doctor Logic (@SaraLUckelman) December 30, 2018
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