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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Michael McCormickMichael McCormick, Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan

(στέφανος, στέμμα), with purple robes and boots, the imperial Insignia par excellence. Coins are the best guide to the chronology of changes in crown design, which evolved from simple to complex. Various terms designate crowns of different types, but their rigor and the exactness of modern identifications of terms and designs is unclear. ... ...

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