hi this is my favorite person in the world
Howl at the moon,
scratch at the door,
chew on a bone,
sleep on the floor.
Fun Roman History Facts
Out of 84 Roman Emperors and Co-Emperors (not including the Eastern Empire), only 28 would die of natural causes, around 33%. Most were assassinated, executed, killed in battle, or committed suicide after being deposed.
Eight were murdered by the Praetorian Guard, the personal bodyguard of the Emperor.
One (Jovian) died after inhaling poisonous mushroom fumes.
Presentation Sabre with Scabbard
- Dated: 1846
- Maker: unknown
- Place of Origin: Austria
- Medium: steel, wood, turquoises, silver and gold, embossed, engraved and etched
- Measurements: overall length: 93.5 cm. Weight: 0.76 kg, without scabbard
- Hallmark: Vienna’s mark and the year of 1846
This exotic silver-mounted sabre belonged to Anatole Demidoff, Prince of San Donato in Florence. It is depicted in an (unfinished) equestrian portrait of him by Karl Briullov (1799-1852), begun in 1828, and now in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Although seemingly entirely made of silver in Bruillov’s portrait, it appears to have been at least partly-gilded; traces of the precious metal still in fact remain, but most has vanished, perhaps due to over-cleaning during its “working” lifetime.
Despite its singularly Ottoman style, the hilt of the sword bears an (unidentified) Austrian silversmith’s mark and all the mounts are struck with the standard Austrian mark for silver, indicating that it is almost certainly of Austrian manufacture. Swords in “Eastern” style were particularly fashionable throughout Europe at this time, being especially sought-after by dashing young cavalry officers and noblemen.
Handmade Swords - Sylf’s Sword
- Maker: Grégory Delaunay
- Medium: Damascus steel, ebony, shibuichi (an alloy which can be patinated into a range of subtle muted shades of blue or green, through the use of "rokusho" treatments)
Sylf - “From shadow and Flame” is the first volume of a graphic novel by Grégory Delaunay.
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The Sword of Jeanne D’arc / Joan of Arc otherwise known as The Sword of Saint Catherine
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