Circlet

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A circlet is a piece of headgear that is similar to a diadem or a chaplet.[1][2][3] The word circlet is also used to refer to the base of a crown or a coronet with or without a cap.[4][5] Diadem and circlet are often used interchangeably,[6] and crowns with no arches, or 'open crowns', have also been referred to as circlets.[7] In Greek this is known as stephanos and in Latin as corona aperta. Stephanos is associated with laurel wreaths and the crown of thorns said to have been placed on the head of Jesus.[8]

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  1. ^ Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards (1976). Tutankhamun's Jewelry. Egypt: Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-87099-155-4. 
  2. ^ John Steane (2003). The Archaeology of the Medieval English Monarchy. Routledge. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-134-64159-8. 
  3. ^ Albert Barnes (1859). Notes Explanatory and Practical on the Book of Revelation. Harper & brothers. p. 246. 
  4. ^ Nicholas Carlisle (1813). A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, and of the Islands in the British Seas. G. and W. Nicol and Bell and Bradfute. p. 482. 
  5. ^ Francis Joseph Baigent; Charles James Russell (1864). A Practical Manual of Heraldry and of Heraldic Illumination: With a Glossary of the Principal Terms Used in Heraldry. G. Rowney. pp. 39–40. 
  6. ^ Edward Francis Twining (1967). European Regalia. Batsford. p. 66. 
  7. ^ A Lady (1840). Anecdotes, Personal Traits, and Characteristic Sketches of Victoria the First. William Bennett. p. 547. 
  8. ^ Chris Woodall (2015). Atonement: God's Means of Effecting Man's Reconciliation. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 173. ISBN 978-1-4982-0795-9.