Crown of Augustus III of Poland

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Silver regalia of King Augustus III of Poland and Queen Maria Josepha

The Crown of Augustus III was made in 1733 for Augustus III' coronation in Kraków in 1734.

History[edit]

In 1925 Polish Government purchased the silver regalia of King Augustus III and Queen Maria Josepha in Vienna for $ 35,000 (175 000 zł). It consisted of 2 crowns, 2 sceptres and 2 orbs made in about 1733. The original Crown Regalia were hidden - see War of the Polish Succession.[1] The jewels were exhibited in Warsaw till 1939 and in 1940 they were stolen by German forces.[1] Later they were found by the Soviet troops in Germany and sent to the USSR where they remained until 1960, when they were returned to Poland.[1] Today are deposited in the National Museum in Warsaw.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Polish) Jerzy Lileyko (1987). Regalia Polskie (Polish Regalia). pp. 106–107. ISBN 83-03-02021-8. 
  2. ^ (English) Karol Estreicher (1945). The Mystery of the Polish Crown Jewels. Alliance Press Limited. p. 25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Jerzy Lileyko. Regalia Polskie. Warszawa 1987. ISBN 83-03-02021-8 (Polish)
  • Janusz Miniewicz. Tajemnica polskich koron. Czy jest szansa ich odnalezienia?. Nowy Sącz 2006. ISBN 83-924034-2-8 (Polish)
  • Michał Rożek. Polskie koronacje i korony. Kraków 1987. ISBN 83-03-01914-7 (Polish)

External links[edit]

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