Tiara of the last Grand Duchess of Baden stolen from museum

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A tiara that used to belong to the last Grand Duchess of Baden, born Princess Hilda of Nassau was stolen from the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe. The tiara has a value of 1,2 million euros. It was stolen from a large cabinet in the so-called throne room, which is on the first floor of the museum.

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The museum director Eckart Köhne said, “The Tiara is a significant piece of the history of Baden and invaluable to the museum.” Although the police were notified immediately after the theft in April, they have only just now gone public.  The delay was for “tactical reasons.” The security at the museum was reportedly up to standards and it is completely unclear how the tiara was stolen.

The tiara has a gold and platinum frame with two bars in which garlands and wave lines are fitted. These are set with 367 diamonds. It was possibly commissioned in 1907.


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