Gold Crown

Treasure #338
Silla Kingdom, 5th-6th century AD
Gyeongju, Korea

Like NT 188, Treasure #338 has four crosspieces, instead of three, on its "tree" uprights. It was discovered in the Geumnyeongchong tumulus. Unlike most Silla crowns, #338 does not have any jade gogok ornaments. It seems to me that the origins of Korean crowns like this could be traced back, if only we had more information, all the way to nomadic crowns of the first century AD on the Afghan plains (example).