Płock Diadem

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Płock Diadem, Ducal Crown attributed to Konrad I of Masovia.
Reliquary of St. Sigismund.

The Płock Diadem (Polish: Diadem płocki) was created in the beginning of the 13th century[1] probably in Hungary. This filigree diadem is wrought of extremely pure gold and set with sapphires, rubies and pearls.[2][3]

History[edit]

The diadem 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.[1]

In 1601 by order of King Sigismund III Vasa the diadem was placed by a goldsmith Stanisław Zemelka on reliquary of St. Sigismund (patron saint of the King, also kept in the Płock Cathedral). This reliquary takes the form of a bust and it was established by King Casimir III the Great in the 14th century to comprise relics of that saint.[4] The reliquary was made in Kraków between 1351–1356 and it depicts the King.[1]

The reliquary was looted by the Germans during World War II, and later reclaimed.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Grzegorz Traczewski (May 2008). "Parafia Katedralna św. Zygmunta w Płocku". www.tp.com.pl (in Polish). Nasz krąg. p. 6. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Na Hermie znajduje się diadem piastowski z XIII w., ozdobiony szafirami, rubinami i perłami. "Płock: uroczystości Zygmuntowskie ku czci patrona miasta". www.tp.com.pl (in Polish). KATOLICKA AGENCJA INFORMACYJNA. 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b Kilka słów o św. Zygmuncie
  4. ^ Najcenniejsza jest Herma św. Zygmunta ufundowana w 1370 roku przez króla Kazimierza Wielkiego. Blanka Stanuszkiewicz-Cegłowska. "Płockie skarby kapiące złotem i srebrem, wysadzane rubinami". www.tp.com.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2009-05-04. 

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