‘The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, from 1976 to 1978. The book appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, an alphabetic writing intended to be meaningless.’
Moments in the early life of Prince Charles were recorded in two films entitled Prince Charles at Home produced, in 1949 and 1950, by Princess Elizabeth and directed by Michael Parker, Prince Philip’s Private Secretary. This short clip was shown on 4 April 2013 to The Queen’s guests at a reception for the British Film industry.
Culture: Byzantine (Thessalonike?) Date: 12th or 13th century Material: Gold, silver, silver gilt, enamel Dimensions: diameter 3.8 cm, depth 1.1 cm Inscribed in Greek: reverse: Ο • ΑΤΕΩΡ/ΤΗΟΣ (O St. George) Around the border: ΑΙΤΕΙΣΕ • ΘΕΡΜΟΝ • ΦΡΟΥΡΟΝ • ΕΝ • ΜΑΧΑΙΣ • ΕΧΕΙΝ (He supplicates you to be his fervent guardian in battles; around the sides: ΑΙΜΑΤΙ ΤΩ • ΣΩ • ΚΑΙ • ΜΥΡΩ • ΚΕΧΡΙΣΜΕΝΟΝ (Being anointed by your blood and your myrrh); on the upper ring, a mid-18th-century inscription in Georgian: (trans) St. Kethevan [the] Queen’s relic: Cross: True