Sunday, December 21, 2008


finished scrolloriginal model
AoA Codex Mellicensis 461 f.171v

The name has been removed because on the day of the event that this was going to be given out at, it was realized that the recipient's name I'd been given was in fact getting a Lindquistringes, and someone else was getting an AoA, so the original recipient's name was going to be scraped out and the new recipient's name written in. Unfortunately, I never found out who the new recipient was!

This was not the best scan ever, as it doesn't quite represent the true colors of the original; the red is more pink and the orange less carrot-y in real life. This was my first time seriously attempting mixing colors, and what fun it was to see the results!

The text reads:

From the king and queen right trusty and well-beloved to our dear subjects, greetings. We, not only by common report, but also by our own knowledge and the testimony of many credible and noble persons, are verily ascertained that XXXX has long continued in virtue and in all his deeds hath honourably governed himself, so that it is right that he be numbered and counted among the company of all gentle and noble men of this realm. And for the remembrance of this we ordain unto the said XXX the right to bear such arms as he shall register with the College of Arms, without let or hindrance from any one. In witness whereof we, Thorvald king and Fiona queen, have signed these presents with our own hands on the iii day of January in the year of the society xliii in our Shire of Aventiure.

The illuminated letter is based on Codex Mellicensis 461 f. 171v.

© 2008, Sara L. Uckelman.

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