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DONA SUPRA STELAS Like many other aspects of ancient life, even in the case of military decorations we have to rely on the steles and funerary reliefs in stone and clay to get to know some details and aspects of objects whose remains have come down to us only in a few rare specimens. !st century BC.
The Berlin Golden Hat is a tall, conical artifact made of hammered gold and decorated with astronomic symbols including the moon almost 3000 years old. It dates back to 1000-800 BC and may have been used as the ceremonial hat of a high priest or ruler used when worshipping the sun. It is possible that the Berliner Gold Hat was also used as a calendar: the symbols on the artefact would have permitted the determination of dates or periods in both lunar and solar calendars. (repin)