The Treasury, Section 3

In the last section of the Treasury many of Rosenborg's main attractions are on display, especially the Crown Jewels, the Crown Regalia, the Crown of the Absolutist Kings and the Queens' Crown.

The collection of Crown Jewels for use by the reigning Queen was established with the will of Queen Sophie Magdalene in 1746 and subsequently enlarged through gifts from later queens and princesses. For the last coronation of the absolute monarchy in 1840, Queen Caroline Amalie had the main part of the Crown Jewels put together in four sets consisting of, for example, tiara, necklace, brooch and earrings.

The Crown Regalia in section 3 includes Sceptre, Orb, Anointing Rapier and Ampulla, all made in gold and jewels. Originally there were more Danish regalia, but some were sold by Christian II in 1523 and others by Christian IV in the 1620's. The most important Regalia is the Crown of the Absolutist Kings. Unlike Christian IV's old-fashioned open crown, this crown is closed. The large sapphire in front can be traced back to Frederik I.


Items in this Room

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Order of Dannebrog, star

Star of the Order of Dannebrog, gold with brilliants and rubies.

Order of the Elephant, star

Star of the Order of the Elephant, brilliants and pearls on gold and enamel.

Order of Dannebrog

The Chain of the Order of Dannebrog with Insignia, gold with enamel and table-cut stones.

Order of the Elephant

The Chain of the Order of the Elephant with Insignia, gold with enamel and table-cut stones.

Jewelry, brilliants

Set of brilliants consisting of necklace with seven pendants, brooch in the form of a floral bouquet, and earrings.

Jewelry, diamonds

Set of rose-cut diamonds with belt and brooch to divide into 4 smaller brooches, and two necklaces.

Chr. V's coronation

Christian V's coronation in the chapel of Frederiksborg Palace in 1671.

The Queen's Crown

The Queen's Crown, made for Queen Sophie Magdalene by court jeweller Frederik (I) Fabritius in 1731.

Christian V's Crown

The Crown of the Absolute Monarchs, used by the kings from Christian V to Christian VIII.

Hair ornament

Crescent shaped hair ornament with brilliants and feathers of pearls.

Amethyst

Amethyst (1305 carats/261 g.) in a casing with Christian V's name in gold on enamel, possibly made by Paul Kurtz, 1671.

The Anointing Sword

The Anointing Sword, gold with enamel, table-cut and rose-cut stones.

Jewelry, diamonds

Set of emeralds and brilliants with diadem, necklace, brooch and earrings.

Jewelry, diamonds

Jewellery set of gold with citrines, amethysts, pearls and diamonds.

Coffee and tea service

Coffee and tea service in gold, made by Th.A.

The Eider Cup

The Eider Cup of gold, made by Nicolai Langermann, 1751.

Costume jewellery

Costume jewellery; eleven hearts of silver with rubies.

Jewelry, diamonds

Set of pearls, rubies and diamonds with necklace, brooch and earrings.

The Ampulla

The Ampulla of gold with enamel and table-cut stones.

The Orb

The Orb, gold with enamel and table-cut stones.

The Sceptre

The Sceptre, gold with enamel and table-cut diamonds.

Order "de l'union parafite"

The Order "de l'union parfaite", instituted in 1732 by Sophie Magdalene to commemorate her happy marriage.

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