“Charlemagne’s Crown” has eight sides symbolizing the eight gates to Jerusalem. Seed pearls on this side of the arch read: Romanoru (M) Imperator Aug(ustus), “Emperor of the Romans (and) Augustus.” On the other side it says: Chuonradus Dei Gratia” Conrad, by the Grace of God.” (Conrad was the ruler after Otto.) The little cloisonné guy is King Solomon, who symbolizes royal wisdom.

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