Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Insignias of King Constantine I of Greece

A magnificent star-sapphire set in the hilt of the richly chased and ornamented sword given by the Macedonian Greeks of USA to King Constantine of Greece, on Easter Day, 1913, as a talisman designed to assure good fortune and long life to the sovereign, as well as prosperity to the state over which he rules. Another talismanic embellishment of the sword was an inlaid didrachm of Alexander the Great; it is a well-known fact and one frequently recorded by ancient and medieval writers, that the coins of this monarch were often treasured up as amulets or talismans.

Author: magicmountaion


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