Rosemary Jeffreys, “Gilded wreaths from Phoinikas, Thessaloniki” – British School at Athens

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Ms Rosemary Jeffreys (University of Oxford), “Gilded wreaths from Phoinikas, Thessaloniki”

Ms Jeffreys will present some unpublished gilded wreaths from Phoinikas, Thessaloniki, which date to the second quarter of the fourth century BC. These wreaths are in an extraordinary state of preservation, having been placed in a sealed cist grave, in which even some textiles were preserved. She will tell us what is known of the woman buried in one of the graves, as well as what she has discovered about the wreaths in this group of graves. Rosemary will also explain how these wreaths fit into the wider context of Macedonian gilded wreaths, which are mainly from the late fourth century. None of the Phoinikas wreaths is on public view, because of their extreme fragility, and she has been granted exceptional access to study this material.  She has also benefited enormously from discussion with the excavator, Dr Maria Tsimbidou. She will be publishing these wreaths in an article co-authored with Dr Tsimbidou in 2019.
There is a suggested donation of £8.50 for supporters of the BSA (£10.50 for others). Booking is required. Please RSVP to the London Secretary, Kate Smith:
Friends Lecture
When: 29 January, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+2
Where: Senate House (Room G22-26) – London – Malet Street