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I. Crown – II. Coronation – III. Coronation Orders

I. Crown

The crown (etym.: Gk κορώνη/korṓnē, curved object, then Latin corona, “wreath,” etc.) is, in the most common sense, a head adornment displaying the dignity of kings and queens, emperors and empresses (for the head covering of ecclesial potentates there is a specific vocabulary: primarily mitre, tiara; rarely: “papal tiara,” or such). Among insignia, the crown has long merited greatest attention for the very reason that…

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Ott, Joachim, “Coronation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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