Crown of Saint Wenceslaus

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Mark Cartwright
by K. Pacovsky
published on 22 December 2023
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A replica of the Crown of Saint Wenceslaus. The Bohemian Duke Wenceslaus I (r. 921-935) was given the honorary title of king by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (r. 962-973) and made a saint. This crown was made in his honour in the mid-14th century for the coronation of Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor (l. 1316-1378). Made of gold with sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and other precious stones. The orginal crown is not on public display and is kept in St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague.

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