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An Intimate Portrait of a Historical Giant

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“An Intimate Portrait of a Historical Giant”

IMPERIAL CORONATION COMMEMORATIVE GIFT

TO THE EMPEROR NICHOLAS II OF RUSSIA

A search and mission, reflected by thirty years of research and travel, has uncovered the intimate story of an unparalleled historical relic....

1896 was the year set for the Coronation of Nicholas II of Russia, his ascension to the Imperial Throne was marked by an Official Gift of the Russian Empire to it's newly erected Monarch.

A keepsake for an ultimate life achievement.…

The red silk case, shaped in the form of the Imperial Crown of Russia, is a true symbol of power and influence. Crested with the gold Official Imperial Emblem, the Coat of Arms represents the Ultimate Authority of the Russian Empire. The privileged contents were for an exclusive social class, members of an Elite Imperial Appointment. Those entitled by God.…

It is factually noted that there were clear rankings of authority within the structure of the Russian Court. The visual implications of the boxes are evident. A select few boxes were given to favored members of the Imperial Family, but none were fit for an Emperor. While the autocratic family could call upon the power of the Russian Court (Shown by a gold Crown Embossment ), only the Emperor could demonstrate his full power by the Gold Imperial Crest of his, and Russia's Authority. An untouchable status of recognition....

Through the website www.1896coronation.com we are allowed to see the contents of something far beyond our social status. The orderly methods of the Russian Imperial Court were to distribute gifts of high esteem. The Emperor would honor only the most highly favored significant individuals at that time. Gifts to outsiders were rare, but possible. The rare occasion was a Coronation. Once in a lifetime a clergymen could vie for the opportunity of elite recognition after assisting in the ceremony. ...

The shape of the Silk Crown Case is significant, because the actual Russian Imperial Crown is a National Treasure (Russian Imperial Ceremonial Regalia ) and not property of individual rulers. In contrast the Silk Crown was, in fact, personal private property of Czar Nicholas II. The Silk Crown was originally housed in a specially constructed brown cardboard box, which has been lost through the turmoil and terror that befell Russia in the early 20th century. True to their system of rankings the level of a gift coincided with the significance of an individual. As ruler of Russia Nicholas II possessed the only complete set.…

Every detail was taken into account and gold and silver were specially minted for the occasion. Unbeknownst to the Russian Monarchy this special set would be for the last Great Czar, Ruler, and Emperor of the Russian Dynasty.

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