A Roman Gold Diadem, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE
A Roman Gold Diadem, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE

A Roman Gold Diadem, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE

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Of hammered sheet gold, with stamped motif of 18 circles in raised relief, the ends pierced for attachment.

A diadem (from the Greek 'diadema' from 'diadeo': to bind round, or fasten) was used as a symbol of royal dignity. Funerary diadems, such as this example, were known from Mycenaean times where sets of golden plates often covered the forehead of the illustrious person buried in the tomb.

Dimensions: Length: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall.   Presented on a museum-quality custom mount.

Provenance: Ex. Sumer Gallery, (Henry Anavian) NYC., acquired 1970s-1980s, by descent to family.

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