bunn (bunn) wrote,

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The Iron Crown of Lombardy

Why did nobody tell me previously about this amazing object I've just stumbled upon*?  Someone tell me it actually exists and is not just in Wikipedia?  Even its name is wondrous!

A crown from 700-780? Old enough for Charlemagne to have worn (if he did, which I'm very dubious about)?  Decorated with a hammered-out Nail of the True Cross which is mysteriously non-magnetic?  Used to be an arm-ring?  And what does Wikipedia mean, two sections were lost?  Lost HOW?  

Anyone know any good sources to find out more???

*YES I was working.  Though I'm buggered if I can remember what exactly at, it must have been a truly impressive clicktrail of distractions.
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