Mound, from Mundus the world. It is also called the Golden Orb, and is tlie emblem of Sovereignty, Authority, and Majesty. It forms part of the regalia of an Emperor or King.
It is represented as a ball encircled with ahorizontal band, from the upper edge of which springs a semicircular band, both are enriched with diamonds and precious stones, and placed on the top of the ball is a crosspattee. P. 42, f. 37.