No Sceptre but One of Emerald

Abraham Ortelius. "A Description of the Empire of Prester John or of the Abyssinians" from Theatrum orbis terrarum, 1564. Basel, University Library.
Abraham Ortelius. “A Description of the Empire of Prester John or of the Abyssinians” from Theatrum orbis terrarum, 1564. Basel, University Library.

Fertur enim iste de antiqua progenie illorum, quorum in Evangelio mentio fit, esse Magorum, eisdemque, quibus et isti, gentibus imperans, tanta gloria et habundancia frui, ut non nisi sceptro smaragdino uti dicatur.

Adolf Hofmeister, Ottonis Episcopi Frisingensis Chronica; sive, Historia de Duabus Civitatibus, Hannover (1912), p.366.

Curator: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

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