The preparation and donation of the coronation mantle

King Stephen and Queen Gisela donated an ornate vestment (chasuble) to the Fehérvár Blessed Virgin Mary Basilica. The base fabric of the bell-shaped vestment is rosette-patterned, bluish-purplish Byzantine silk, which is almost entirely covered by decoration embroidered with gold threads (its weight is 4.3 kg). The uniquely rich decoration of the vestment shows that it was prepared for a special occasion, presumably the 35th wedding anniversary of the royal couple or the thanksgiving following the unsuccessful military campaign by Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor against Hungary (1031).
The donors, as well as the date and place of donation are inscribed on the vestment in a dedication written in the Latin language.