Sunday, April 3, 2016

Imperial Orb, Sword and Scabbard of the Holy Roman Empire.

The orb was made in Germany c.1200, the scabbard in Italy in the 2nd half of the 11th century, and the sword in Germany c.1198-1218. The gold panels on the scabbard depict kings and emperors from Charlemagne to Henry III.  Very "Game of Thrones."

1 comment:

  1. That looks very much like the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch...