Olive Wreath (Primary Title)
Laurel Wreath (Former Title)

Unknown (Artist)

4th–3rd century BC
Overall: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
Overall (individual leaves): 2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm)
Most gold wreaths have been found in tombs and are so delicate that they were probably made for burial, although there is literary evidence that some Greek orators in the 4th century BC wore gold wreaths. Each of these wreaths was made by attaching leaves of hammered gold into holes in a hollow gold tube.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
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