Wearing of religious jewelry
zarazena at io.com
Sun Oct 27 10:15:43 PST 1996
Daniel de Lincoln wrote:
>I got a cross a few Pennsics ago. They said it was from a period
>stone mold for a pilgrim's badge. Actually, it has five crosses on
>it, and the edge says "+SIGNUM:SADCECRVCiSDEWALThAM", which is Latin
>for "My father confessor saw the Holy Cross at Waltham Abbey and all I
>got was this lousy site token". Well, more or less. (Yes "SADCTE",
>I've been wearing it as a pectoral cross. Was I sold a proverbial
>piece of the True Cross, not actually of a type used in period? They
>*seemed* reliable, but I couldn't really check ... Was it perhaps
>supposed to be worn elsewhere?
My research is in styles worn by women in Byzantium. For your persona, it
may be just fine.
This is a problem in the SCA. What is right for one time period and locale
is not always right for another.
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