Side view of the human skull, showing the main nerves.

The Fifth Nerve

Side view of the human skull, showing the main nerves.

"A coin, generally of unusual shape and rude workmanship, issued in a town or castle during a siege, when the operations of the ordinary mints are suspended." -Whitney, 1911
<p>This illustration is of the obverse side of the piece.

Newark Siege Piece - Obverse

"A coin, generally of unusual shape and rude workmanship, issued in a town or castle during a siege,…

"KNIGHT AND BARONET OF NOVA SCOTIA. A new creation during the reign of George I. to induce capitalists to settle in that part of North America. The title is hereditary: the arms are argent, St. Andrew's Cross gules surtout, an escutcheon or, with a lion rampant gules within a double tressure of the same, surmounted by a king's crown as a crest." -Hall, 1862

Knight and Baronet of Nova Scotia

"KNIGHT AND BARONET OF NOVA SCOTIA. A new creation during the reign of George I. to induce capitalists…

Augustulus is deposed from the crown by Odoacer, and was thus the last Western Roman Emperor.

Odoacer Compels Augustulus to Yield the Crown

Augustulus is deposed from the crown by Odoacer, and was thus the last Western Roman Emperor.

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he.

Old King Cole

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he.

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he.

Old King Cole

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he.

The Papal Tiara, also known as the Triple Tiara, or in Latin as the 'Triregnum', and in Italian as the 'Triregno', is the three-tiered jewelled papal crown, supposedly of Byzantine and Persian origin, that is a prominent symbol of the papacy. The Supreme Pontiff's arms have featured a "tiara" since ancient times, notably in combination with Saint Peter's crossed keys.

Papal Tiara

The Papal Tiara, also known as the Triple Tiara, or in Latin as the 'Triregnum', and in Italian as the…

Pluto and Proserpina by Bernini in the Villa Borghese.

Pluto and Proserpina

Pluto and Proserpina by Bernini in the Villa Borghese.

"Pluto throned." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Pluto throned

"Pluto throned." —Bulfinch, 1897

A head dress for women, derived from the East, and adopted in Spain in the thirteenth century.

Pshem

A head dress for women, derived from the East, and adopted in Spain in the thirteenth century.

Haughty queen with mace and orb.

Queen

Haughty queen with mace and orb.

Sing a Song of Sixpence. The Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.

Queen in the Parlour

Sing a Song of Sixpence. The Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.

Quills, a crown, olive branches, and books

Quill doodad

Quills, a crown, olive branches, and books

English regalia

English regalia

English regalia

This pictorial banner features two angels standing on either side of Jesus' empty tomb. The lid of the tomb is resting atop the open tomb. A starry crown wreathed with flowers and a bow hangs over the scene.

Pictorial Banner with Two Angels and Jesus' Empty Tomb

This pictorial banner features two angels standing on either side of Jesus' empty tomb. The lid of the…

The father of Reynard the Fox finds buried treasure of the former king, Ermerick.

Reynard the Fox: Finding the Treasure

The father of Reynard the Fox finds buried treasure of the former king, Ermerick.

Richard II

Richard II

Richard II

"The stock is of iron in large as well as small anchors, and is made with a mortice, to fit over the shank instead of passing through it. It is somewhat heavier than the stocks of other anchors; the arms are shorter than usual in proportion to the length of the shank, and are of a wedge shape, varying in sharpness from the throat to the head of the palms; the back part of the arms is parallel from palm to palm; the palm is double concave on the front, and has a small border at the edge for confining the soil through which it is dragged." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Rodger's Anchor

"The stock is of iron in large as well as small anchors, and is made with a mortice, to fit over the…

A doodad with a crown and coat of arms.

Royal doodad

A doodad with a crown and coat of arms.

To make a crown on a single wall knot, take one of the ends, 'a', and lay it over the knot: lay 'b' over 'a',  and 'c' over 'b', and through the bight of 'a'. Pull the ends taut.

Single Wall and Crown

To make a crown on a single wall knot, take one of the ends, 'a', and lay it over the knot: lay 'b'…

Small crown.

Small crown

Small crown.

Illustration of a crown with four stars on it and rays of light emanating from it.

Starry Crown

Illustration of a crown with four stars on it and rays of light emanating from it.

Stephen I, the last Norman king of England.

Stephen

Stephen I, the last Norman king of England.

"Tiara or Tiaras, a hat with a large high crown. This was the head-dress which characterized the north-western Asiatics, and more especially the Armenians, Parthians, and Persians, as distinguished from the Greeks and Romans, whose hats fitted the head, or had only a low crown. The king of Persia wore an erect tiara, whilst those of his subjects were soft and flexible, falling on one side. The Persian name for this regal head-dress was cidaris. " &mdash Smith; 1873

Tiara

"Tiara or Tiaras, a hat with a large high crown. This was the head-dress which characterized the north-western…

"And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!" Matthew 27:29 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus as a solider places a crown of thorns on his head. A robe is around his shoulders and a reed is in his hand. A soldier plays a small horn and tambourine on Christ's left side. Another soldier kneels mockingly in front of him, as if to worship him. A fourth soldier leans behind them to Christ's right. Two holy men watch from behind a wall in the background.

The Crowning of Thorns - Jesus is Made a Mock King

"And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they…

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head." Matthew 27:28-30 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus being scourged and beaten by the soldiers. They are placing a crown of thorns on his head. They have put a robe on him and a reed in his hands. One soldier is knelt mockingly at Jesus' feet, another soldier holds a multi-strap, leather whip. A group of people and soldiers can be seen in the background.

Jesus Scourged, Mocked, and Crowned with Thorns

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And they platted a crown of thorns and put it…

"Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified. And he said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified." Matthew 27:22-23 ASV
<p>Illustration of Pontius Pilate asking the people what he should do with Jesus. Jesus' hands are bound by rope, he's holding a reed, and he's wearing a crown of thorns. Pilate is dressed in a typical Roman short tunic and is wearing a laurel crown. They are standing on a high balcony and the people can be seen yelling and waving their hands down below. Two soldiers and three men are standing behind Jesus. A woman, perhaps Mary, his mother, is standing on a distant balcony.

Pilate Brings Jesus Before the People and They Ask for His Crucifixion

"Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him…

"The stock is of iron, similar to the Admiralty anchor; the shank is of rectangular section, somewhat larger at the center than at the ends, and is made fork-shaped at one end to receive the arms; the arms are in one piece, and are connected to the shank by a bolt passing through their center." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Trotman's Anchor

"The stock is of iron, similar to the Admiralty anchor; the shank is of rectangular section, somewhat…

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form of the sultan's turban at that period." -Hall, 1862

Turband

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form…

"The Crown Vallary is a circlet of gold, with palisades fixed to the rim and rising above it."&mdash;Aveling, 1891

Crown Vallary

"The Crown Vallary is a circlet of gold, with palisades fixed to the rim and rising above it."—Aveling,…

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht D&uuml;rer.

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.

"William I." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

William I

"William I." — Lardner, 1885

A wreath with a crown on top.

Crown and Wreath

A wreath with a crown on top.