Police in Norway are investigating the theft of the stolen jewels of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II from a hotel in Oslo.
The jewels were travelling with the Asantehene who is representing Ghana at a conference in the Norwegian capital.
A suitcase was snatched from the lobby of the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.
The jewels, amassed over generations and considered to be priceless, are used by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II when he performs ceremonial duties.
Police are quoted in the Norwegian media as saying that they have "good" surveillance pictures, and are now trying to identify suspects in the footage.
The Asantehene's secretary, Kofi Owusu Boateng said: "Anyone carrying something of great personal value will understand what a great loss it is when it is stolen. And for anyone who knows our tradition it will be clear that these crown jewels has tremendous value."
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