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Armills (Latin: Armillae) are a type of embellished precious metal cuff bracelet that have been worn for over a thousand years as symbols of heroism in battle and of royal appointment. Since at least the 12th Century they were used as royal insignia and related to symbols of knighthood and gallantry.
In Ancient Rome, the Armillae were military decorations conferred upon soldiers for acts of valor on the battlefield. In Ancient Egypt, the mighty Pharaohs wore intricately carved gold Armills that were later sent with them to the afterlife. Even in modern times the Royal Armills of England are a part of the royal regalia bestowed upon the sovereign during coronation. The Christophe & Co Armills are their modern incarnation.
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