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Macedonian Gold Olive Wreath Th Rd Century Bc

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A GREEK GOLD OLIVE WREATH CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. composed of two olive tree branches bound together at the back with spiral-twisted wire with lateral shoots of centrally-ribbed leaves and berries attached by long wire stems the front leaves showing signs of fire damage. Width approx. 9 Macedonian Gold Olive Wreath 4th-3rd Century BC. From a group of jewelry thought to come from a single tomb near Amphipolis one of the prinjewell cities of ancient Macedonia.Macedonian Gold Myrtle Funerary Wreath Century BCThis wreath with filigreed and enameled flowers was looted from a royal Macedonian tomb in Northern Greece and may have belonged to one of Alexander the Greats relatives.

Macedonian Gold Myrtle Funerary Wreath 4th Century BC. This wreath with filigreed and enameled flowers was looted from a royal Macedonian tomb in Northern Greece and may have belonged to one of Alexander the Greats relatives.Macedonian Gold Myrtle Funerary Wreath 4th Century BC. This wreath with filigreed and enameled flowers was looted from a royal Macedonian tomb in Northern Greece and may have belonged to one of Alexander the Greats relatives.A jewejewelistic gold olive wreath Circa 3rd Century B.C. The diadem composed of sheet gold over a tubular core decorated with several long spear-shaped leaves with impressed veins and delicate hollow gold fruits all attached to the core with twisted gold wire a composition of four larger leaves and four berries at the centre 7in (18cm) max diam mounted

Wreaths like this one formed to resemble flowers and leaves were used to crown athletic victors throughout the ancient Greek world. The Egyptian-born Greek writer Athenaeus of Nitocric (c. late 2nd-3rd century CE) tells of guests wearing gold wreaths on their heads at lavish dinner parties in Alexandria the Egyptian capital in this period.This wreath is one of four preserved from the ancient L jewejewelistic gold olive wreath diadem ca. 3rd century BC. R Isadora jeweldess of Egypt Getty Villa ca. 100 AD. While laurel wreaths were almost exclusively worn by men in Ancient Greece wealthy or high-ranking women wore diadems.

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