1893 text

Mond or orb of gold, with a cross set with precious stones.


This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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dirk  •  Link

"Mond"

Derived from the French word "monde" (world), because of its globe shape.

Bill  •  Link

Mond or orb of gold, with a cross set with precious stones, carried by the Duke of Buckingham. [at the coronation]
---Wheatley, 1899.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

The Sovereign's Orb is a piece of coronation regalia. It was created for the coronation of Charles II in 1661 from the royal goldsmith Robert Viner. It is made of gold, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, amethyst, diamonds, pearls, and enamel. It has been used at all coronations after the one of Charles II.
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign%27s...

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