Regalia
Regalia is Latin plurale tantum for the privileges and the insignia characteristic of a sovereign. The word stems from the Latin substantivation of the adjective regalis, "regal", itself from Rex, "ki...
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This Day In History-1905 World’s Largest Diamond Found
On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened t...
Iranian Crown Jewels
Jewel-studded adornments Among the fabulous collection of jewelry in the Iranian Crown Jewels exhibited at the Museum of the Treasury of the National Iranian Jewels there are several jewel-studded orn...
French Crown Jewels - Paris Atelier: The Jewels of France
Dec 16, 2008 ... The French Crown & Imperial Jewels are unquestionably amazing, but even more amazing is their story and history. The following is glimpse ...
French Crown Jewels - French Royal and Imperial Jewels
Video about the jewels of the Royal and Imperial families in France. Some of them are exhibited in the Louvre (Galerie d'Apollon) or in other museums.
Imperial Crown of India
A very nice piece of Elgar's music in the public domain that I haven't been able to locate elsewhere on YouTube.
Cullinan Diamond - The Story
Late one afternoon in 1905, Mr. Frederick Wells, the superintendent of the prolific Premier Mine in South Africa, was making a routine inspection trip through the mine when his attention was attracted...
Crown (headgear)
A crown is the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honor, and glory, as well as immo...
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Throne
A throne is the seat of state of a potentate or dignitary, especially the seat occupied by a sovereign on state occasions; or the seat occupied by a pope or bishop on ceremonial occasions. "Throne" in...
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Crown jewels
Crown jewels is the traditional English term for the elements in metalwork or jewellery of the royal regalia of a particular former or current monarchy state. They are often only used for the coronat...
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Imperial Regalia
The Imperial Regalia, insignia, or crown jewels (in German Reichskleinodien, Reichsinsignien, or Reichsschatz) are the regalia of the Emperors and Kings of the Holy Roman Empire. The most important pa...
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Imperial Regalia of Brazil
The Imperial Regalia of Brazil consists of the Imperial Crowns: the Crown of Pedro II and the Crown of Pedro I; the Imperial Sceptre; the Imperial Orb; the Imperial Sword; and jewelry belonging to the...
Imperial Regalia of Brazil - Wikipedia
Imperial Regalia of Japan
The Imperial Regalia of Japan (三種の神器, Sanshu no Jingi / Mikusa no Kandakara), also known as the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, consist of the sword Kusanagi (草薙劍, Kusanagi no Tsurugi...
Danish Crown Regalia
Danish Crown Regalia are the symbols of the Danish monarchy. They consist of three crowns, a sceptre (symbolising supreme authority), an orb (a globus cruciger, symbolising the earthly realm surmounte...
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Papal regalia and insignia
Papal regalia and insignia are the official items of attire and decoration proper to the Pope in his capacity as the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.
The ...
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Regalia of Malaysia
The regalia of Malaysia (Malay: Alat-alat Kebesaran DiRaja Malaysia; Jawi: الت٢ كبسرن دراج مليسيا) includes all the items which are deemed sacred and symbolic of the supremacy and authority of His Maj...
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Regalia of Norway
Norwegian crown jewels, or regalia, include nine items: the king's crown, the sword of the realm, the king's sceptre, the king's orb, the queen's crown, the queen's sceptre, the queen's orb, the crown...
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Regalia of the Russian tsars
Like many other monarchies, the Russian Empire had vast collection of regalia belonging to the Tsars. This collection is now on display in Kremlin in Moscow.
Regalia of the Russian tsars - Wikipedia
Regalia of Serbia
Serbia, like most former monarchies of Europe, has had crowns once worn by its rulers. The various Serbian principalities and kingdoms were organised around a number of different royal dynasties. Many...
Regalia of Serbia - Wikipedia
Regalia of Sweden
Sweden's Royal Regalia are kept deep in the vaults of the Royal Treasury (Swedish: Skattkammaren), underneath the Royal Palace in Stockholm, in a museum which is open to the public. The crowns and...
Regalia of Sweden - Wikipedia
Regalia of the Netherlands
In comparison to many European monarchies' regalia, the Dutch Regalia are relatively new, having been commissioned by King William II in 1840. An earlier, more modest set of regalia made of silver was...
Regalia of the Netherlands - Wikipedia
This Day In History-1905 World’s Largest Diamond Found
On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened t...
Honours of Scotland
The Honours of Scotland, also known as the Scottish Regalia and the Scottish Crown Jewels, dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, are the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles. T...
Polos
The polos crown (plural poloi; Greek: πόλος) is a high cylindrical crown worn by mythological goddesses of the Ancient Near East and Anatolia and adopted by the ancient Greeks for imaging the moth...
Polos - Wikipedia
Joyeuse
Joyeuse ([ʒwaˈjøz]), is the name tradition attributes to Charlemagne's personal sword. The name translates as "joyous".
Some legends claim Joyeuse was forged to contain the Lance of Longinus wit...
Joyeuse - Wikipedia
Yasakani no Magatama
Magatama (勾玉), less frequently (曲玉), are curved, comma-shaped beads that appeared in prehistoric Japan from the Final Jōmon period through the Kofun period, approximately ca. 1,000 BC to the 6th c...
Yasakani no Magatama - Wikipedia
Empress Crown
The Empress Crown is part of the coronation regalia used by the only Shahbanu (Empress) of Iran, Farah Pahlavi. It is part of the Iranian Crown Jewels and is currently on display at the Central Bank ...
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Decoration of the Papal Tiara
From the 15th century when the papal tiara received its third and final tier, the decoration of papal tiaras followed a standard format. The Papal Tiara itself was laid out in felt, over which a silve...
Decoration of the Papal Tiara - Wikipedia
Jewel House
0°4′34″W / 51.50806°N 0.07611°W / 51.50806; -0.07611The Jewel House in the Tower of London is both a building and an institution. Until 1782 it was the Department of the Jewel...
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