Re: [Authentic_SCA] event tokens - authentic options
- In a message dated 3/2/04 7:08:48 PM, tbro3@... writes:
<< So was there any period equilavent of an event token - did elizabethan
ball guests bring their invite, did guildmen wear guild
colours to be admitted to their guildhouse? etc. >>
Okay, this is a long shot, but I recall a scene in _The Agony and the
Ecstasy_ (okay, not a hugely period source), where Michelangelo is asked to pay an
entrance fee at the gates of Bologna, and they describe marking people's thumbs
with red wax to see who's paid up...hand stamp, essentially. Wouldn't be
surprised to find there was an entrance charge to major fairs and the like...might
be a place to look.
Do not beg. Do not refuse. Preserve. Bestow.
--Colman mac Beognae, 'The Alphabet of Devotion