Crowns

 

oh, look – a crown. Absolute proof that the manuscript is …

ancient Greek..

Queen Jocasta, mother of Oedipus. BL MS Harley 1766 f. 50r

Queen Jocasta, mother of Oedipus. BL MS Harley 1766 f. 50r

 

oh no… Byzantine.

blog cross 17thC Byzantine

no.. wait…

crown Henry VIII and Katharine of AragonSpanish-English. Early 16thC

or maybe Islandic

Picture of King Harald King Harald Haafager, from the 14th century Icelandic manuscript Flateyjarbók.

Picture of King Harald King Harald Haafager, from the 14th century Icelandic manuscript Flateyjarbók.

no, no…. hang on here’s another one, French.

Crown of Napoleon I by David Liuzzo_licensed under attribution via Wikimedia Commonseighteenth century French..

No… maybe…English after all..

crown Elizabeth 1 wwEnglish. 16thC

This one proves the manuscript’s fake. Look at the date!

crown VictoriaEngland. 19thC

Having proven by these frightful means that the crowns-with-or without-cross proves the manuscript belongs to Spain, France, Byzantium, Iceland and England, I’m sure it would be possible to find more examples which ‘prove’ it Italian, German, Swedish, Hungarian, Russian etc., etc., etc.,

king_200

the mythical King Jovianus. Codex Fabariensis 2 des Stiftsarchivs Pfäfers. 11thC Switzerland

oh – why bother –  see wiki article: see ‘List of Royal crowns’.

and now here is a naughty sturgeon refusing to divulge its nationality.

Pisces detail

Sturgeon travelling without passport in search of a better life

 

 

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