Coronation Gospels of the Holy Roman Empire
– Kunsthistorisches Museum, Weltliche Schatzkammer, Wien SCHK.XIII.18
riginating around 800 in the palace school of Charlemagne, the Codex Aureus, written in golden ink on purple-coloured pages, evolved to be the most important medieval book of all: as part of the imperial regalia it played a central role in every coronation of a Roman-German king.More ...
The Coronation Gospels
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