Hand coloured engraving, sheet 155 x 215mm. 6 x 8½". Trimmed within plate.
The Corona Ferrea, or Corona del Ferro (Iron Crown) was used until the 19th century to crown Kings of Italy and Holy Roman Emperors. Tradition has it that it was forged with the iron of one of the nails that were used in the crucifixion of Jesus. The crown is venerated as a relic, and is kept in the cathedral of Monza, in the Lombardy region of Italy. Published for the cathedral library at Monza, possibly from a larger print or broadside.
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