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  royal emblem of Rama IV

 

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The royal emblem of King Rama IV consists of the Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut or ‘Great Crown of Victory’, a royal chadah, i.e. a Thai style of conical crown (fig.), flanked by two multi-layered parasols known as chattra (fig.), which are a symbol of kingship, and accompanied by some flame-patterned kranok motifs (fig.).