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The Coronet of Rassilon was one of the many artefacts created by Rassilon. (TV: The Five Doctors) It was also known as the Matrix Circlet (TV: The Invasion of Time) and as the Crown of Rassilon. (AUDIO: Imperiatrix)

It was one of the items worn by a President of Gallifrey, being part of the "Presidential Regalia of Gallifrey". It could be used to access the Matrix, (TV: The Invaon of Time) and enabled domination over the will of others. The Fifth Doctor also deemed it a "very fetching" piece of jewelry. (TV: The Five Doctors)

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The Fourth Doctor dons the circlet. (TV: The Invasion of Time)

Morbius wore the Coronet during his time as Lord President in his first incarnation. When the High Council deposed him, he was publically stripped of it (as well as of the Sash of Rassilon and the Rod of Rassilon) by then-Junior Cardinal Borusa. (PROSE: Warmonger) After he became Lord President, Borusa used the Circlet to access the Matrix during another attempt by Omega to return to his native universe. It was used to find ways to deal with Omega and find the correct wording for the execution warrant for the Fifth Doctor. (TV: Arc of Infinity)

A further regeneration of Borusa would later use the Coronet to impose his will onto the Fifth Doctor, but this was broken by the mental power of the First, Second, and Third Doctors. Borusa also paralysed the Brigadier, Sarah Jane Smith, Susan Foreman and Tegan Jovanka when he told them not to move or speak until spoken to; they were freed when Borusa was imprisoned within Rassilon's sarcophagus. (TV: The Five Doctors)

Attending the opening of a new Capitol building as Lord President, the Fifth Doctor donned the Coronet of Rassilon as part of a Presidential dress he was forced to wear. (AUDIO: Time in Office)

Pandora manifested herself through the crown when President Romana II placed it upon her head after she declared herself Imperiatrix and took it from K9 so that he could save Leela, Darkel, Narvin, her and the chapters from bombs planted in the council chambers by Antimon. (AUDIO: Imperiatrix) (AUDIO: Imperiatrix)

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