has been degraded into forming a lining to the crowns of the sovereigns and the coronets of the peers.
This brings us to the crowns of lesser dignity, known for that reason as coronets, and worn by the five orders of peers.
Coronets of Dukes, Marquesses and Earls.
However, in 1625-1626 it is definitely recorded that the viscounts carried their coronets in their hands in the coronation procession from Westminster Hall to the Abbey church.
Besides varied and beautiful weapons, frequently exhibiting high workmanship, amulets, coronets, diadems of solid gold, and vases of elegant form and ornamentation in gold and bronze are found in the barrows.