Author: Etele Kiss 1
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  • 1 Hungarian National Museum, H-1370 Budapest, PO. Box 364.
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Summary

The point of departure for the present investigation are three technical pecularities of the “corona graeca”that make it difficult to be interpreted either as a genuine Byzantine, or a Western artefact. The iconography of two triple groups of images on the crown corresponds to “Romano-Bytantin”ideas of the “Renovation”of imperial power, adapted also by the Ottonians. The original crown could be made for a Byzantine empress of the 11th century and adapted for King Géza of Hungary by addition of his enamel plaque.