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I have seen "ribbons" hanging down on each side of german imperial crowns. One example would be the crown on the hilt of a german naval sword I have and another example would be on the austrian iron crown order medal.

I believe these "ribbons" are called "pendilien".

Could someone please comment about its significance.

Rod

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I believe these relate to original consecration by the Pope during his personal coronation of the Emperors, as indications of the continuity of the Holy Roman Empire. The Papal crown also appends them.

The Prussians, of course, simply stole that legacy lock stock and barrel and expropriated it for their brand new "Second Reich" after defeating Austria in 1866.

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