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Europe - Kings and Queens

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Molly Cule
165320.  Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:32 am Reply with quote

The oldest European crown in existence is like an Australian bush hat, only the dangling corks are made out of sapphires. It is also customised for it's owner with hanging pendants spelling the latinized name of Recceswinth the 7th C King of the Visigoths.

It is made from gold with sapphires, pearls, and garnets. It is now in the
Museo Arqueologico Nacional, Madrid.

I think it's kind of interesting looking.


Last edited by Molly Cule on Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:36 am; edited 1 time in total

 
Molly Cule
165323.  Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:36 am Reply with quote

it also looks a bit like a chandelier.

 

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