Golden wreaths from Northern Greece, 3rd-2nd centuries B.C.E.
The first is an Oak Wreath:
These gold oak leaves are also the remains of a funerary wreath. Oak was associated with Zeus, the king of the gods.
The second, a Myrtle Wreath:
A deceased member of the elite would sometimes be crowned with a gold wreath in the grave, one of the many uses to which wreaths were put in Greek antiquity. Others include athletic victory, marriage, religious processions, and the symposion or drinking party, where natural leaves would typically have been used. These fifty myrtle leaves are the remains of such a funerary wreath; although myrtle is often associated with Aphrodite, here it is connected with the Eleusinian religious “mystery cult,” whose secret practices were known only to those initiated and which promised them rebirth.