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Other crown jewels can include spurs, bracers, collars of chivalry, rings, and coronation robes.
 
Other crown jewels can include spurs, bracers, collars of chivalry, rings, and coronation robes.
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== Historical Background ==
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While some elements of crown jewels, such as coronets, date back to pre-Christian times, their use as sacred objects associated with royalty are generally believed to have begun with the '''Holy Roman Empire'''. By the end of the Middle Ages most of the European kingdoms had assembled their own collections of crown jewels.
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== Resources: ==
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Prince Michael of Greece, ''Crown Jewels of Europe'', New York, 1983<br>
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