The Stone of Scone, AKA Coronation Stone/ Stone of Destiny,a mystical piece, until very recently rested on a shelf beneath the seat of the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey in London (it has now been returned to Scotland).
Legend says that the Stone of Destiny was used as a pillow by Jacob in biblical times. It was believed to have been brought to Argyll, Scotland in the century. (Other experts suggest it was quarried in the Oban area)
mediumaevum: This is where King Henry VIII was throned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.
Stone of Scone, also called Stone of Destiny, Scottish Gaelic Lia Fail, for centuries was associated with the crowning of Scottish kings and then, in was taken to England and later placed under the Coronation Chair.
The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it set in the crown for his coronation in
The Coronation Stone or Stone of Scone is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken prior to when the Stone of Scone was still there.