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Started by <k>, August 12, 2011, 07:24:36 PM

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SquareEarth

#45
Gold Crown of Silla,
1970 20000 Won, Republic of Korea.

Under a series called the "5000 years of glorious history of the Republic of Korea"

It's a beauty :)
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Figleaf

I had a brass-in-plastic paperweight copy of that crown until some exceptionally stupid thieves thought it was gold. I would love to see their faces when they try to sell it...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

SquareEarth

Quote from: Figleaf on September 06, 2013, 04:02:31 PM
I had a brass-in-plastic paperweight copy of that crown until some exceptionally stupid thieves thought it was gold. I would love to see their faces when they try to sell it...

Peter

Which crown? The Silla Crown?
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Figleaf

Yes. The Silla crown. Souvenir of an official visit when on business in Korea.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

SquareEarth

#49
Quote from: Figleaf on September 06, 2013, 10:27:37 PM
Yes. The Silla crown. Souvenir of an official visit when on business in Korea.

Peter
Well, if you brought home the Joseon-Era Confucian-style crown replica, then it wouldn't have been be stolen.
But what's the point? The pre-Confucian crown is way more cooler.  ;D



Empire of Korea
The Crown floating above this bird's head is Tongcheon Gwan(kr) or Tongtian Guan (cn), a traditional Chinese crown for the emperor.


Chuan
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SquareEarth

#50
The highest Chinese Crown: The Imperial Mian.


PRC, 1984, 100 Yuan, Qin Shihuangdi


Historical (fantasy) dramas makes it seems as though the Kings and Emperors wears it every day, but in fact they are only worn during ceremonies and receiving embassies.

Regards

Chuan

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Figleaf

Quote from: SquareEarth on September 07, 2013, 01:51:33 AM
The Crown floating above this bird's head is Tongcheon Gwan(kr) or Tongtian Guan (cn), a traditional Chinese crown for the emperor.

Interesting to see how it was inspired by Prussia. The crown on this coin is the Hohenzollern crown, a family jewel. On similar, later 5 mark pieces the crown is said to be Charlemagne's and "evidence" that the German rulers could claim the title of emperor.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Figleaf

The shape of this crown is so typical for Poland, that it helps determining even very worn coins showing traces of it. This coin - Kasimir Jagiello (1447-1492) AR Half Groschen, Krakow - belongs to our member Quant.Geek.

Peter

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

<k>

#53
Tonga.jpg

Tonga, 1 pa'anga, 2015. The late King Tupou V of Tonga, wearing his crown.
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<k>

#54
Gibraltar 1p 2005.jpg




Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2004 and 1 penny 2005.

The ceremonial mace used in Westminster, London, has a crown-like shape at the top.
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<k>

#55
UK decimal half penny.jpg


Uk half penny 1982.jpg

UK decimal half penny.  St Edward's crown.
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<k>

#56
UK 1 pound 1988.jpg


UK £1 2008-.jpg

UK, 1 pound, 1988.  The same crown atop a royal shield.
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<k>

#57
UK 2p new.jpg


UK 2p.jpg

UK, 2 pence.  The feathers of the Prince of Wales embedded in a crown.
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bart

Here's another king not wearing his crown. Since Joao VI Portuguese kings were not crowned as the crown belonged to Our Lady of the Conception

Pellinore

#59
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And the Papal tiara, the triple crown designed in the 14th century, loaded with symbolism. Here on a medal dating from 1670.

-- Paul