This gold sceptre with the dove was also made for the coronation of King Charles II. It measures over three feet in length. At the top is an gold orb studded with diamonds. This sceptre is held in the Sovereign's left hand and symbolizes equity and mercy.
Willem van Oranje was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in Having done this, he is a hero.
Sometimes called the Crown of Charlemagne or the Nuremberg Crown, it is an octagon of gold plates, variously enamled and encrusted with precious stones, was for centuries the supreme emblem of the sovereign who bore the title of Holy Roman Emperor.