The Queen's Crown, made for Queen Sophie Magdalene by court jeweller Frederik (l) Fabritius in 1731. It was in use until 1840. The table cut stones are believed to have come from Queen Sophie Amalie's crown from 1648.
The octagonal crown fashioned from pure gold is studded with 144 precious stones and just as many pearls yet it is a priceless artifact for other reasons. The crown almost certainly once graced the head of the first German emperor Otto I more than 1,000 years ago. For hundreds of years it has been one of the most potent symbols of the Holy Roman Empire, the German kingdom which stretched across most of Central Europe.
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