Very Rare image of Henry II (972-1024) King of Italy and Germany also Holy Roman Emperor during the time of the Ottonian Dynasty. From the Sacramentary of Henry II (1002 -1014). Undeniable proof of so called black presence throughout Europe.
Brooch, 970–1030, Ottonian (probably northern Italy), gGold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel; Overall 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm). This brooch in the shape of a star is decorated with miniature architectural forms constructed of fine gold filigree and granulation. It is the kind of costume adornment worn by high-ranking members of the Ottonian court.
Crown of emperor Henry II (Heinrich II - 6 May 972 – 13 July 1024), also known as Saint Henry, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1014 until his death in 1024 AD and the last member of the Ottonian dynasty of Emperors as he had no children. The Duke of Bavaria from 995, Henry became King of Germany following the sudden death of his second cousin, Emperor Otto III in 1002, was crowned King of Italy in 1004, and was crowned by the Pope as Emperor in 1014.