Coming soon! A quick guide to preparing for the Byzantine Coronation of Brennan III and Caoilfhloinn III!
The sebastokrates have decided that 10th Century Byzantine will be the theme for coronation, inspired by period artwork, and access to primary source material from the period.
A more in-depth article will be made describing how the event will have unfolded upon completion, but to keep it simple for now, and give the populace a taste of what to expect, the primary document that the coronation ceremony will be based off of is De Cerimoniis, by Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos, but tailored for more SCA friendly application.
The primary manuscript clothing will be based on, is The Menologion of Basil II, archived as Vat.gr.1613. It’s later than De Cerimoniis, but it’s by far the most comprehensive, well-preserved document of art contemporary to the period. (Late 10th, early 11th.)
You can find the Menologion in its entirety on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Menologion_of_Basil_II
The document itself is held in the Vatican Library here: https://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Vat.gr.1613
De Cerimoniis is expensive to obtain in English, but you can find pertinent translations here: http://www.paulstephenson.info/trans/decer.html
-Constantinople in the 10th Century
-What the Imperials will be wearing
-What the populace should consider wearing
-So you wanna be a Varangian?
I’m in the process of moving to Trimaris, but I plan to be present for the event. Please send inquiries to syrakousina (at) gmail dot com.