Cap of Monomakh - The legend has it that this
was given to Vladimir Monomakh (113-1125) and then taken by his son, Yuri
Vladimirovich Dolgoruki to Vladimir. The first recorded use, however, was in
1498 when Grand Prince Ivan III used it at the corronation of his son, Dmitri.
But for propaganda purposes all subsequent tsars up to Peter I wore it at their
corronations and then tsar-emperors had it carried in state in their
processions. The gold designs are Byzantine. The lower section is composed of 8
sections with alternating emeralds and rubies. The sable fur completes the