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ID number:  BIRRC-H0022
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  University Heritage Collection
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Korean Gold Crown
Object type:  Miscellaneous
Place made:  Korea
Culture:  Sila
Materials:  Gold colour metal and green stone
Measurements:  24.8 x 12.5 cm
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This replica of the 'Crown of Sila' is mounted on a velveteen plinth and encased in glass and wood. The Crown of Sila was discovered in 1973, still attached to the body of the last king to own it. It is thought to date from the 5th or 6th century. Sila was one of the 3 ancient kingdoms of Korea, spanning almost a thousand years and boasting one of the longest dynasties in Asian history. The crown is currently housed in the Gyeongju National Museum, in a room specifically dedicated to Sila treasures. It is listed under the museum's online catalogue as a National Treasure. This item was given as a gift to the Vice Chancellor.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Chunma Chong Gold Crown
AD 5-6thc.
Old Sila dynasty
National treasure no. 188
size: 1/6 (actual)

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