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EPOCH	ca. 670 MEDIA	Gold , sapphires, pearls, precious stones SIZE	20 cm diameter LOCATION	Spain - Madrid - Museo Arqueologico NOTES	Visigothic polychrome crown of Recceswinth (649 - 672), King of Toledo. Found in a votive crown hoard at Fuente de Guarrazar, near Toledo. Typical of Visigothic taste.

Detail of the votive crown of Reccesuinth from the Treasure of Guarrazar, hanging in Madrid. The hanging letters spell [R]ECCESVINTUS REX OFFERET [King R. offers this].

The crown of the Empress Kunigunde. One of the earliest known royal symbols is the Kunigunde crown. The crown belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria. This crown was made around the early 10th century before Bavaria became a kingdom. The principle gemstones in this crown are the large sapphires, which were believed to symbolize the wisdom of god. There are also amethysts, pearls, carnelians, peridots and topazes…

The crown of the Empress Kunigunde - one of the earliest known royal symbols - belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria - early century - sapphires, amethysts, pearls, carnelians, peridots and topazes

Treasures of the Sarmatians: Diadem  Sarmatian Gold Diadem with Garnet, Glass, Almandine, Pearls, and Turquoise; From the Khokhlach Burial Mound  (1st century AD, Hermitage Museum).

Sarmatian Gold Diadem with Garnet, Glass, Almandine, Pearls, and Turquoise. From the Khokhlach Burial Mound (ca century CE.

CORONA POLACA PRIMERA MITAD DEL SIGLO XIII

The Płock Diadem (Polish: Diadem płocki) was created in the beginning of the probably in Hungary. This filigree diadem is wrought of extremely pure gold and set with sapphires, rubies and pearls.

I'd like to see this made into a ring. Then I would like to wear that ring on my middle finger and smile at it from time to time.

a Crown! Jeweled Stars & Fluers French Antique by ParisCoutureAntiques,

** Corona de Recesvinto, Tesoro de Guarrazar (S.VII) Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid. -41

** Corona de Recesvinto, Tesoro de Guarrazar (S.VII) Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid. -41

Votive crown from Visigothic Hispania, before 672. Part of the Treasure of Guarrazar.

Votive crown from Visigothic Hispania, before Part of the Treasure of Guarrazar.

The crown of Princess Margaret of York - sister of Edward IV and wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Made in c. 1461 this is one of only two English crowns from the medieval period that survive intact.

A crown for a Margaret! The crown of Margaret of York - sister of King Richard III and wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.The crown is one of only two English crowns from the medieval regalia to have survived being destroyed by Oliver Cromwell.

Crown of gold, belonging to Charles X Gustav of Sweden, ca 1660.

Title Funeral Crown: Crown of gold, belonging to Charles X Gustav of Sweden, ca

Emperor Leo's votive crown

Emperor Leo VI’s Votive Crown, Byzantine Empire.

Wedding crown of Princess Eliška Přemyslovna, the daughter of the last king of the Czech Přemyslid line. It took place on September 1, 1310, in the German city of Speyer. Last owned by Blanche de Valois (1316-1348), the first wife of Charles IV. It is the most valuable item of the Środa treasure trove found at Sroda Slaska in 1985 in what is now Poland. It is unique in that it is the only existing crown with eagles, which were an element of crown jewels after the 13th century.

German: Wedding Crown c Last owned by Blanche de Valois the first wife of Charles IV. It is the most valuable item of the Środa Treasure -a hoard of precious golden items was found in the rubble of some demolition work in the Old Town area.

Brooch [Ottonian (probably northern Italy)] (17.191.7) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Brooch

Brooch, Ottonian (probably northern Italy) Gold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel; decorated with miniature architectural forms constructed of fine gold filigree and granulation.

(another view of) The Kunigunde Crown: One of the earliest known royal symbols. The crown belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria, the Empress Kunigunde. This crown was made around the early 10th century before Bavaria became a kingdom.

(another view of) The Kunigunde Crown: One of the earliest known royal symbols. The crown belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria, the Empress Kunigunde. This crown was made around the early century before Bavaria became a kingdom.

Gothic-Style Bracelet, Austrian, circa 1870. Gold, carnerlian, malachite, moss…

Austrian - Gothic-Style Bracelet - Walters 571999 - Moss agate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

French gold diadem from Fontainebleau, dated to c.1550.

Crown or tiara gilded copper. Photo SVV Prunier consisting of five articulated elements, decorated with Atlantis, putti, carved beads and leather.

5th Century Silla Gold Crown   Hwangnamdaechong Tomb, Gyeongju -  a double tomb, with the 2 burials connected along a N-S axis.  ? king buried beneath the S Mound and a queen beneath the north. Gold crown and gold girdle in the North mound, the girdle ornament inscribed “buindae” (夫人帶), meaning “woman’s girdle.” Based on this and other lines of evidence, it's thought the North tomb body was female. (photo by jdf_927, via Flickr

Century Silla Gold Crown (National Treasure No.

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