100_0507, a photo by constantiak on Flickr. . . . but squee! I had donated this piece for the Knowne World Auction (that took place at Pennsic this year, and I got the results of how much this collar raised. Half of the proceeds went to my kingdom, or to the artisan's indicated kingdom, which … Continue reading You’ll have to pardon me . . .
necklace, gold with emeralds and pearls, Gallo-Roman, mid-3rd c. (Louvre BJ586), a photo by Atelier Sol on Flickr. I'm going to take a brief trip outside of Byzantine jewellery to look at this Gallo-Roman piece. I am uncertain if it is currently on display at the Louvre, but it's a lovely little piece, and it's … Continue reading Gallo-Roman necklace, mid-3rd c. (Louvre BJ586)
As I've stated in my first post, I'm passionate about Roman and Byzantine jewellery. One of the wonderful things about the Information Age is that museums like the V&A, The Met, and The Walters have digitised most, if not all of their collections. For those of us who can't afford to make a trip out … Continue reading Sixth Century Byzantine Necklace Supply List
Hi! I'm Konstantia Kaloethina, of the Kingdom of Calontir. And I make stuff. I should probably back up and introduce myself more. I portray a 6th century Byzantine woman from Constantinople, the only surviving daughter of silk merchants-cum-minor nobles. Because my persona is a minor noble, I walk a very thin line in my portrayal … Continue reading Welcome, and hi!