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Crown (CT)

The crown (Latin corona, Greek stémma) is first and foremost a wreath made of various materials (leaves, twigs, fruits, grass, and later metal)and worn on the head, in order to single out its bearer from among the common people. In Antiquity objects such as sacrificial gifts and ships were also provided with a crown. Decisive for and common to the multiform crown is the…

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Lück, Heiner (Halle-Wittenberg RWG), “Crown”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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