Płock Diadem

Płock Diadem

The Płock Diadem ( _pl. Diadem płocki) was created in the beginning of the 13th century probably in Hungary. This filigree diadem is wrought of extremely pure gold and set with sapphires, rubies and pearls. [http://www.plock24.pl/fusion/articlecomments.php?article_id=32 Kilka słów o św. Zygmuncie] ]

It was brought to Poland by one of the Hungarian princesses. Later assigned to Konrad I of Masovia, Duke of Masovia it served as the personal crown of the Dukes of Masovia and was kept in the Płock Cathedral. [http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diadem_p%C5%82ocki Diadem płocki] ]

In 1601 by order of King Sigismund III Vasa the diadem was placed by a goldsmith Stanisław Zemelka on herma of St. Sigismund (patron saint of the King, also kept in the Płock Cathedral), which was established by King Casimir III the Great in the 14th century to comprise relics of that saint.

The herma was robbed by the Germans during the World War II, and later reclaimed.


ee also

*Polish Crown Jewels
*Płock Cathedral
*Royal Casket

External links

* [http://www.galeria.plock24.pl/albums/userpics/10014/normal_0_007%7E0.jpgHerma of St. Sigismund]

* [http://www.polskiedzieje.pl/galeria,func-czesta_ocena,id_obrazu-212,calosc-1,kat_obr-23,nr_obr-19 Płock Diadem]

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