The Płock Diadem (Polish: 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.
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.
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. The reliquary was made in Kraków between 1351–1356 and it depicts the King.
- Grzegorz Traczewski (May 2008). "Parafia Katedralna św. Zygmunta w Płocku". www.tp.com.pl (in Polish). Nasz krąg. p. 6. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
- 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.
- Kilka słów o św. Zygmuncie
- 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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