THE IRON CROWN
It is not made of iron but gold and it is not a crown but a diadem. Since the early Renaissance had a diameter too small to be worn on the head, as t least three of its sections were stolen in ancient times, one part probably being the famous Charlemagne pendant, containing fragments of the Holy Cross, and now kept at the Museum of the Reims cathedral. Charlemagne and Napoleon hold it high on their heads. Its history look like a movie of Indiano Jones.
There is a curse on this mesmerizing crown, which seems to have worked well on several occasions and which was laid by German born, later Italian queen, Teodolinda (570 – 627) on those who where removing it from her palace of Monza, near Milan.