Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. The Imperial Crown 2nd half of the 10th century The cross is an addition from the early 11th century; the arch dates from the reign of Emperor Conrad II (ruled 1024-1039); the red velvet cap is from the 18th century. Gold, cloisonné enamel, precious stones, pearls Brow plate
Side view of the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire with a plate that shows Jesus with two angels. Most of the rulers of the German Kingdom were crowned with it since the high middle ages. Made during the late 10th-11th century.
Imperial Crown of Austria This is the crown that was worn by the Holy Roman Emperors from its creation, in 1602, until the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved in 1806, when the crown became the crown of the Austrian Empire. The circlet of the crown contains squares of diamonds and lines of large pearls. The mitre of the crown also contains depictions of the Emperor who had it made, Rudolph II, mostly showing scenes from his coronation. This was done in attempt to symbolise the divine right to…
This crown is the most important work of the European goldsmiths art. It was made in Prague in 1602 as the personal crown of Emperor Rudolf II, who had been Holy Roman Emperor since 1576. For this task the goldsmith Jan Vermeyen of Antwerp was summoned to Prague, at that time the imperial residence. One of the most artistically accomplished, beautiful and precious crowns in the world.