Gold Crown

unknownSilla, 5th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

This gold crown was the first of its kind to be discovered, which is why the tomb where it was found was named Geumgwanchong (Gold Crown Tomb). It has the typical form of a Silla gold crown, with two curved branch-shaped ornaments in the back and three straight branch-shaped ornaments at the front and sides of the headband. The ornaments were fixed to the headband with rivets. The ornaments on the front and sides feature three tiers of arms stretching out from the stem, bent at right angles. A pair of long pendants hangs from the headband, and it is thought that the two ends of the headband were tied together with another piece of material.


  • Title: Gold Crown
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Silla, 5th century
  • Location: Geumgwanchong Tomb in Noseo-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: metal work
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: H 27.5㎝

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