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Imperial Regalia of Austenasia
The Imperial Regalia of Austenasia are the regalia used during the coronations and other extremely ceremonial occasions by the Austenasian Monarchs. When not being used, all are kept under high guard in the Imperial Residence.
The Imperial Diadem is made of a gold ribbon, fastened at the front by a jewel from a ring that belonged to the maternal ancestors of the former Emperor Terry I. In an attempt to make it look more similar to the diadems of the Byzantine Emperors, in November 2009 two gold chains were attached to each side of the diadem as pendilia, which hang over the shoulders when worn. On 24 July 2016, in recognition of his personal faith five years to the day after his reception into the Orthodox Church, Emperor Jonathan I attached a small gold cross to the front jewel.
The Imperial Diadem was used by the Founder to crown Terry I during his coronation. Esmond III however took the Diadem from the Founder's hands and crowned himself, following the example of the Byzantine Emperors rather than European kings.
The Imperial Sceptre is a piece of polished brass pipe, with a golden appearence. It is held by the Monarch during their coronation and other formal occasions.
The Imperial Robes are purple robes with a silver trim. They are worn by the Monarch during their coronation.
The Imperial Chain is a gold-plated neck chain, inherited by the former Emperor Terry I from his late father. It is worn by the Monarch during their coronation. While Esmond III only wore it for his coronation, and Declan I never wore it, Terry I wore the chain on a day-to-day basis, as currently does Jonathan I, making it the only piece of the Imperial Regalia to be frequently used outside of coronations.