Photo of an ancient Greek Female diadem.(A diadem is a type of crown, specifically an ornamental headband worn by Eastern monarchs and others as a badge of royalty. The word derives from the Greek.)
Worn over a high, upswept hairstyle, this diadem
is decorated with jewels and gold filigree designs. Composed of three hinged pieces, the diadem was fastened by means of a cord or ribbon that would have been threaded through the loops on the back, allowing for an adjustable fit. This type of headdress, unknown in Greece before Alexander, was adopted directly from Persia.
Photo taken at the Getty Villa in Malibu California.www.getty.edu/visit