Arienne King
by Bradley Weber
published on 01 March 2021
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"La Joyeuse" (French for "The Joyous") was the name given to the sword of Charlemagne (l. 742-814 CE) in Medieval legend. This 9th-10th Century CE sword, popularly identified as "Joyeuse", has been used in French coronation ceremonies from the 13th Century CE onwards. The sword was kept in the royal abbey at the Basilica of Saint-Denis, and is first mentioned as a coronation sword at the crowning of Philip III of France (r. 1270-1285 CE). 1 m x 22 cm (41 x 8.6 in). Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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