This Emperor Charlemagne sword known as Joyeuse, was issued by the Franklin Mint in 1986.
Emperor Charlemagne Sword by Marto of Toledo, Spain is a replica of one of the most well known swords in the world, the traditional coronation sword of France, once attributed to the great Emperor Charlemagne. Charlemagne, Charles the Great, King of Franks, and Emperor of Western Europe, was born in 742 A.D., and became a famous commander in one of the great centers of power in history: The Sacred Roman Empire. Legend says it was created to hold within its pommel the tip of the spear which pierced the side of Jesus on the cross. Charlemagne reached the height of his power in 800 when he was crowned Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day at Old St. Peter's Basilica.This ornate double edged sword features a strikingly elaborate hilt with figural jeweled hand guard. The blade is decorated with 24K etching.
Approximate Size: 38.5" L
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