Gold Myrtle Wreath

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published on 10 April 2014

4th century BCE gold myrtle wreath from Macedonia, a religious symbol, also indicating social position. It was worn at public appearances, religious ceremonies and symposia, and accompanied its owner to the grave. (Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece)

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