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The imperial crown of Charles VII (Reign 1742-45)at the treasury of Munich Residenz,Frankfurtian Crown. Germany.Since the imperial crown was merely used as coronation crown,the Holy Roman Emperors used different crowns for all other purposes.While the Habsburg were in possession of their own imperial crowns,Charles did not possess an imperial crown when he was elected emperor in 1742.Thus,he ordered a crown from a goldsmith in Augsburg and one from another artisan in Frankfurt am Main.
A bust of Charlemagne at the exhibition 'Charlemagne: Power, Art, Treasures' (in German: 'Karl der Grosse: Macht, Kunst, Schaetze') during the press day on June 18, 2014 in Aachen, Germany. The three-part exhibition is among the biggest events this year commemorating the 1200th anniversary of Charlemagne's death. Charlemagne, also called Charles the Great.
A depiction of Charlemagne.Charlemagne (known also as Charles the Great, as well as Charles I) was a King of the Franks, the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire (though the term ‘Holy Roman Empire’ would only be coined after Charlemagne’s death), and one of the most important figures in the history of early Medieval Europe. -