The Hungarian Crown Jewels

The Hungarian Crown Jewels

The best-known piece of the Hungarian Crown Jewels is the Holy Crown.

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Keywords

Holy Crown, crown, sceptre, sword, lateral surface, orb, statehood, insignia, royal, symbol, symbolic, power, decision making, vestment, Middle Ages, Christian, ritual, accessory

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Questions

  • What does the Sceptre symbolise?
  • What does the Orb symbolise?
  • Which of the crown jewels was the most important symbol of the power of medieval kings?
  • What does the coronation sword symbolise?
  • Which is the oldest piece of the regalia?
  • Which is the newest piece of the regalia?
  • What was the mantle´s original function?
  • Which is NOT one of the materials of the Sceptre?
  • Which animal is represented on the crystal globe of the Sceptre?
  • Is it true that the lower and upper parts of the Holy Crown used to be two separate objects?
  • Which Hungarian king mentions the Holy Crown for the first time in his charter?
  • What is the name of the lower part of the Holy Crown?
  • What is the name of the upper part of the Holy Crown?
  • Where was the lower part of the crown probably brought from?
  • Whose image is not found on the lower part of the Holy Crown?
  • Whose images adorn the straps of the upper part of the Holy Crown?
  • What is on the top of\nthe Holy Crown?
  • Whose image is placed on the top of the crown where the straps cross each other?
  • Who was King of Hungary when the two parts of the Holy Crown were probably assembled?
  • Which was NOT one of the criteria making the coronation of Hungarian kings valid (from he 13th century)?
  • What are depicted on the collar of the Coronation mantle?
  • Which is NOT one of the materials the mantle is made of?
  • What object does the Hungarian Royal Sceptre resemble of?
  • What is the Orb decorated with?
  • How many lions are engraved in the quartz globe of the Sceptre?
  • What kind of wood is the handle of the Sceptre made of?
  • What was the role of the beads attached to the Sceptre by chain?
  • Where was the Hungarian Orb first represented?
  • Is it true that the shape of the Orb is not a perfect sphere?
  • What is on the top of the Orb?

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