Unknown3rd–2nd century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Gold laurel wreath. The wreath is composed of two lengths of hollow gold wire connected at the front by a hook and eye clasp. The wire overlaps at the back of the wreath and the terminals are formed to imitate the broken ends of twigs. Soldered to the wire are stems containing 89 laurel leaves and 25 laurel berries.


  • Title: Wreath
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 3rd–2nd century B.C.
  • Location Created: Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 5 × 19.5 cm (1 15/16 × 7 11/16 in.)
  • Type: Wreath
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Gold
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 92.AM.89.1
  • Culture: Greek
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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