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A Duellist is a low-level (AoA) award for rapier combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  The honorable Snorri Bjornsson contacted me and asked me if I could do a couples’ Duellist because it’s the only award he has in common with his lady.  He has a Byzantine persona, she plays late period Russian.

The white gold sword hilts in the center are modeled off their actual blades.

The piece is primarily based off “Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter “E,” with the Resurrection of Christ, and the St. John the Baptist Preaching (John 1:6-9)”, Walters Manuscript W.535, fol. 9r. One of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot.  C. 1594