Gold bullion preaching stole of Prince-Abbot Joseph III

The Archive of the Abbey-Principality includes a gold bullion preaching stole of Prince-Abbot Joseph III. Three of these, all made in France during the nineteenth-century, were owned by him: the example in our Archive, a further example in the archive of the American Chapter, and one more which is now in private hands.

The preaching stole, with its characteristic “spade”-shaped ends, is made in cloth of gold decorated with elaborate embroidery in heavy gold bullion.

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