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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.

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: Otto III. Romanus, Saxonicus et Italicus . Sigmaringen, 1995. Hoffmann 1993 = Hoffmann Hartmut: Mönchkönig und rex idiota: Studien zur Kirchenpolitik Heinrichs II. und Konrad II . Hannover, 1993

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Holy See of Hildesheim at the age of 33 years, he was given a splinter of the Holy Cross by Emperor Otto III, whose teacher he had been for a long time. In honor of this relic, he inaugurated a chapel and planned a monastery on a hill on the outskirts

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