This golden Macedonian wreath is described as spectacular. But this is the best photo I could find (thanks Athens News Agency) so you have to travel to the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum to see the original.

It was recently returned to Greece by the Getty Museum as part of the Marion True controversy which I have written on several times--and will again as she goes on trial soon.

The wreath is a gold leaf crown worn on ceremonial occasions by Macedonian kings. It probably dates from about 400 B.C. and is claimed to have been looted from one of the many kingly graves at the archaeological site of Vergina west of Thessaloniki.


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