Images of Medieval Art and Architecture

France: Benedictine Abbey Church of Saint-Denis

Treasure: Regalia

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Crowns

(Several crowns were used during the coronation ceremony. The Archbishop put the "Official Crown" on the head of the king or Queen. Later on in the ceremony, it was replaced with another crown, which by the 13th century had come to be the personal crown of that particular monarch. In the 16th century, another crown was added to the ceremony, after the official crown but before the personal crown. (See Gabriot-Chopin (1987), p.85.)

Official Crowns

Crown of Saint Louis

Crown of Charlemagne

Crown of Jeanne d'Evreux

(Used in coronation of Queens)

Personal Crowns

Crown of Henry IV

Crown of Henry IV

Crown of Louis XIII

Crown of Louis XIII

Crown of Loius XIV

(Louis XIV was the reigning monarch in 1706,
when Félibien published his book with plates of the Treasure.)

Crown of Louis XIV

Crowns worn at Funerals

(Though these crowns were not used in the coronation ceremony, they are included here for comparitive purposes).

Crown of Anne of Austria

Funeral crown of Marie Therese,

Wife of Louis XIV

(Louis XIV was the reigning monarch in 1706. when Félibien published his book with plates of the Treasure.)

Funeral crown of Henriette of France,
Queen of England

Funeral Crown of Madame la Dauphine

Funeral crown of Phillipe of France,

Duke of Orleans and Brother of Louis XIV


Scepters and Hands of Justice

Hand of
Justice of
Henry IV

Scepter of
Henry IV

Scepter of
Dagobert

Hand of Justice
of Saint Louis

Scepter of
Charlemagne

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Hand of Justice


Other

Sword of Charlemagne

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Coronation Spurs

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Cup of the Ptolemys

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Serpentine Paten

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Bookcover for the

Coronation Pontifical

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Brooch for the Coronation Robe

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