Henry VIII-era chain of office set for auction

On November 6, 2008, the only known surviving chain of office from the time of King Henry VIII will be auctioned at Christie's in London. The chain is expected to bring at least UKĀ£300,000. (photo)

The Coleridge Collar, an official symbol of allegiance to the monarch, is also known as the "'collar of the Esses,' referring to the S characters used in the design alluding to the Latin religious creed Spiritus Sanctus - or holy spirit." This collar was given to Sir Edward Montagu, around 1546.