Royal crowns and sceptre
Symbols of imperial Majesty: St Edward's Crown, with 444 precious stones, remains one of the senior Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, being the official coronation crown. Imperial State Crown, symbolises the sovereignty of the monarch, there have been several versions since the 15th century, similar to that of St Edward's Crown, but shorter and encrusted with jewels, precious gems, diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and rubies. State Crown of Queen Mary Consort of King George V of England. Imperial Crown of India, was the crown of three British sovereigns as Emperors of India during the final decades of the Indian Empire. Date: 1935
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The Coronation Regalia of Britain
The various pieces of regalia used during the Coronation ceremonies of British Kings and Queens. 1. St. Edward's Crown, 2. The Imperial State Crown, 3. Prince of Wales coronet, 4. smaller orb (used by Queen consorts), 5. the orb, 6. Royal Sceptre, 7. The Sceptre with the Dove, 8. The State sword, 9. The Sword Curtana, 10. Mace of Charles II, 11. Queen Elizabeth's Salt Cellar, 12. The Ampulla, 13. Bracelets, 14. Coronation Spoon, 15. Spurs of St. George and 16. The Coronation Ring, otherwise known as the Wedding Ring of England Date: 1936
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David slings the stone by J James Tissot - Bible
David slings the stone by J James Tissot. Illustration to book of Samuel (I), 17.49: And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth'. David defeats Goliath during a battle between the Israelites under Saul and the Philistines in the Valley of Elah. JJT: French painter, 15 October 1836 - 8 August 1902"