Tiara of Pope Pius VII

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The Tiara of Pope Pius VII was the first tiara manufactured to replace the papal tiaras stolen and smashed on Napoleon's orders. It was given to Pope Pius VII in 1820. Though of traditional papal tiara design, it is made of gold and silver cloth, the jewels being represented by colored silk embroidery. Only the cross at its top is of gold metal. It is thus much less ornate than the tiaras given to popes later in the 19th century.

After the creation of the later tiaras, the Tiara of Pope Pius VII was dropped from papal use, but remains a museum piece in the Vatican Treasury.

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