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The Eastern Crown is a gold crown surmounted with a variable number of sharp spikes. It is so called because of its origin in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Eastern Crown is one of the oldest crowns, and so for this reason it has also known as Antique Crown.
The Celestial Crown is a modified Eastern Crown with longer spikes and topped by stars with no specific fixed number of points.
Example of an Eastern crown (Hugo Gerard Ströhl)
Coat of arms of the former Kingdom of Illyria featuring an Eastern crown
Coat of arms of the Order of Saint Lazarus featuring an Eastern crown
An eastern crown depicted on a coin of Marcus Aurelius
Arms of Campion Hall (University of Oxford) featuring a Celestial crown
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- (in Spanish) Eastern Crown definition. Libro de Armoría.
- (in Spanish) Celestial Crown definition. Libro de Armoría.
- Heraldic crowns, www.scottish-wedding-dreams.com
- Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1909) A Complete Guide to Heraldry, Chapter XXIII: Crest, Coronets and Chapeaux.
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