Crown of Faustin I

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Faustin I with the crown

The crown of Faustin I is the crown of Faustin-Élie Soulouque, who ruled as President of Haiti from 1847 to 1849 and as Emperor Faustin I of Haiti from 1849 to 1859. The crown is decorated with emeralds, diamands, garnets, and other jewels. It had been exhibited in the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH). However, it was found that some jewels on the crown were stolen at some unknown time. Due to the vandalism it suffered, the crown was transferred, under high surveillance, to a safe place for protection on January 31, 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ "La couronne de Faustin 1er vandalisée". Le Nouvelliste en Haiti. January 31, 2007. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011.