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ART

Artefacts Collection: miniature replica of the Czech crown jewels and tea set

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Miniature Replica of the Czech Crown Jewels:

The crown is named after the patron Saint Wenceslas I of the Premyslids dynasty, who reigned in Bohemia between the 9th century up to the year 1306. The original crown was made from gold and precious stones and weighs 2.475kg. It was made for King Charles IV in 1346. The royal orb dates back to the era of Rudolph II; the scepter dates from the late 16th century. The original jewels are exhibited only to mark special occasions.



Marie Curie University:

Lublin University was named in honour of Marie Curie-Skłodowska (1867-1934), a physicist and chemist of Polish origin; pioneer in the field of radioactivity who discovered Polonium along with her husband Pierre Curie in 1898. She became the first person honoured with two Nobel Prizes, and the first female professor at the University of Paris.

Contents: artefacts given to the Library comprising a cup, saucer and tea plate commemorating the Marie Curie University, Poland 1944 and and a miniature replica of the Czech crown jewels (circa 1980).

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(Language) Czech, English and Polish

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