Thanks Wikicommons!

Theodoric, Lord of the Ostrogoths and virtual Emperor of Rome, was illiterate, so he had a rude mark that passed for a signature. To enable him to write it, he had a plate of gold made, with his signature punched in it, and to sign he merely drew his pen within the spaces.


2 replies on “Theodeoric’s signature: One of those minor things which I’ll use later for Ars Magica

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      I could make an argument for it being stolen by Belisarius when he was in Rome, if I wanted it to go east, to have gone to his daughter, who married a Vandal king in Africa, or heading north with his scribe, depending on what story I wanted to tell.


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