Emperor Francis I wearing the imperial mantle and regalia
|The Austrian Crown Jewels (Insignien und Kleinodien) is a term denoting the regalia and vestments worn by the Holy Roman Emperor, and later by the Emperor of Austria, during the coronation ceremony and other state functions.|
There are crowns, sceptres, orbs, swords, rings, crosses, holy relics, and the royal robes, as well as several other objects connected with the ceremony itself. The Imperial Crown of Austria was originally the crown of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor of the House of Habsburg. After 1806, it became the crown of the Austrian Empire.
|The Austrian Crown Jewels are kept at the Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer) in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. |
Imperial and royal regalia and jewels date from the 10th century to the 19th century. They are one of the biggest and most important collections of royal objects still in existence, and reflect more than a thousand years of European history.