Thursday, 29 April 2010

Bonhams: Gold Wreath and Comment from Greece

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture has commented about the appearance of a Hellenistic gold wreath at auction on London yesterday ("Ελληνικές αρχαιότητες σε πλειστηριασμό…", April 28, 2010).

It is reported that the Greek Government had no proof that the wreath had left the country illegally.
Δεν μπορούμε να πιστοποιήσουμε ότι έχουν φύγει παράνομα από τη χώρα και ως αποτέλεσμα δεν μπορούμε να μπλοκάρουμε τη δημοπρασία.
Assuming that the wreath is ancient, where was it found? What were the associated objects?

It is a good reminder how there are intellectual consequences from the destruction of archaeological sites.

Clip from Bonhams press release.

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