Roman Carp Text

The text for this award was loosely based on the format of Roman military diplomas, which granted citizenship and other benefits to retiring soldiers. Recipients kept their customized copy, while one listing the entire regiment was kept in Rome. Diplomas were generally two bronze tablets wired together, with a case for lead seals on the…

Vindolanda style award.

A Carp, the An Tir persona development award, for Vesta. 3″ x 9″, carbon black ink on maple veneer. Vesta’s Roman persona gave me several ideas for a not completely traditional scroll. I settled on a document based on the very thin wood tablets/fragments found at Vindolanda. The Vindolanda tablets are a corpus of documents…

Roman Vergil style Crystal Rainbow

A Baronial service award, done in October 2015. Gouache on pergamenta, Roman Rustic hand, dip pen. Text written by me , no exemplar.  Based on an illustration of Iris in the Roman Vergil, personalized for the recipient with a reference to her arms and a portrait.  Pergamenta curls a lot with water based media. Next…

Italian Order of Defence scroll. 

Based on an indulgence dated 1595 given by Pope Clement VIII held by the Bourbon family archives. Done June of 2015.  Gouache on Bristol, written with a dip pen.  Text provided by kingdom scribe. Italic hand.  I swapped out the religious iconography with the badge orthe Order  and the populace badges of An Tir and…