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Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to five shillings, or 1/4 of one British pound. The last crown was minted in 1965. Following decimalization in 1971, a 25-pence coin was minted to replace the crown. Informally, crowns were called dollars, recalling the time when one pound was worth four U.S. dollars.
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As befits the hidden monarch, he carries a prop that identifies him, in this case the traditional sword, which comes, as is proper, with a prophecy stating, "Renewed shall be the blade that was broken, / The crownless again shall be king" (170)--and indeed, only one page later Aragorn, heir of Elendil and Isildur, displays his sword, "and they saw that the blade was indeed broken a foot below the hilt" (171), and a mere 796 pages later, he is crowned king of Gondor (967).
Percy Shelley's more clear-eyed description of Ali Pasha as: 'A crownless metaphor of empire' (Hellas: A Lyrical Drama, l.
Homeless, crownless daughterless Lear may have it bad.
The spirit thou wert proud to call thine own, Still round thy thoughts, a broken wreck, shall cling And sit, upbraiding thee, a crownless king In the poor ruined heart that thou wouldst leave so lone.