Hellenistic Gold Diadem with Nike

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd half of 4th century B.C.
Material: Gold
Dimensions: 18.5 cm long
Price: 2 800 Euro
Ref: 2533
Provenance: From a New York collection, acquired in the 1990s.
Condition: Intact and of fine quality apart from the usual creases found on ancient sheet gold diadems.
Description: Hammered diadem of fine gold sheet with rounded corners. On the edge an encircled punched row of beads. In the centre stands a winged goddess, possibly Nike with a flower and a torch facing to the left. Opposite her a horned animal with a rider. Left and right two galopping horses. The diadem was attached to a helmet or directly to the forehead with ribbons via the perforations at the ends.