The A.M.Th. exhibits and safeguards a large number of Macedonian gold wreaths.
They were personal items of members of the Macedonian aristocracy, found in burials.
Through a non-destructive analytical technique, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, the composition of ancient alloys is examined and a database is organised with analytical information on Macedonian metalworking.
This particular analysis programme is part of a wider programme of physico-chemical analyses on the Museum's gold artefacts.