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Estate of William F. Adams | all galleries >> Treasures of the Russian Czars -- Moscow to St. Petersburg > Monomakh Fur Crown.jpg
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Monomakh Fur Crown.jpg

Monomakh Fur Crown.jpg

Kremlin Armory, Moscow, Russia

In case the Czar should have a coronation ceremony in Winter, this fuzzy, furry jewel-encrusted crown should keep the royal pate cozy and comfy.

This royal crown probably dates from the 13th or 14th Century, and was said to be the 11th Century crown of Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachus who delivered it to his grandson Vladimir Monomakh of Kiev, thereby conferring the legitimacy of the Holy Roman Empire on the Russian monarch.

The crown is made of sable and precious stones set in gold. This crown adorned every royal head during coronations until 1682.

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
1/60s f/4.5 at 60.0mm iso100 with Flash full exif

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