In Ancient Greek culture, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth and status. It was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the deceased as part of his or her funerary outfit. Jewellery was often enriched with precious and semiprecious stones and decorative motifs would have included popular myths, gods, goddesses, and heroes. The use of gold in jewellery production became especially popular during the Hellenistic Period.
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