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Assorted regalia from the Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels are the most complete collection of royal regalia in the world

Thomas Vyner?

Chalice and paten c.1661

RCIN 31766

Jewel House, Jewel House

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The chalice and paten are among the few pieces of church and banqueting plate made of gold, which was likely to have been imported from the coast of West Africa, near modern-day Ghana.  Charles II would have taken communion from these at his coronation in 1661, and they would have been carried in the procession to Westminster Abbey with the other items of regalia.  Thereafter, they were used at the Chapel Royal.  The coat of arms on the chalice and paten today is that of William III and Mary II, who had the pieces re-engraved after 1688.