Coronation stone

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A coronation stone is a stone which marks the place of coronation of a monarch. These were used in medieval Europe. Particular stones popularly believed to have been used as coronation stones still exist, though some are considered by historians to have been invented in the early modern period.

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Stone Kings Location Period Notes Refs
Coronation Stone Kings of Wessex and Kings of the English Kingston upon Thames 10th century
Lia Fáil King of Tara and High King of Ireland Hill of Tara Gaelic Ireland
Stone of Scone King of Scotland, King of Great Britain, King of the United Kingdom Now Edinburgh
Stones of Mora King of Sweden
Duke's Chair or Duke's Seat princes of Carantania, dukes of Carinthia Zollfeld plain between Maria Saal (Klagenfurt-Land) and Klagenfurt, in Carinthia (Austria) Herman, Duke of Carinthia (1161) - Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1651)
Prince's Stone princes of Carantania, dukes of Carinthia originally it stood northwest of the Kaiserpfalz of Karnburg in the Zollfeld plain;
nowadays in the Landhaus of Klagenfurt
same

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