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Gold diadem. Greek, probably made in Alexandria, Egypt, and belonging to a noblewoman of the Ptolemaic dynasty (220–100 BC): the clasp is shaped as a Herakles knot

A crown is a type of headdress worn by a monarch. They are usually worn when they are crowned or at important occasions. Also, crowns are now used as a symbol of the monarchy. They are also won by beauty pageant winners.

"Crown" is also a synonym for prize or reward. Crowns are awarded or won at contests. Beauty contests award crowns to the winning participant, for example. Couples chosen the King and Queen at a dance also receive crowns.

Some children, mainly girls, connect flowers in a chain and wear them on their heads as if they were crowns. These are called daisy chains and have nothing at all to do with crowns. A crown can also be a part of the head.


A diadem is a type of crown, an ornamental headband worn by monarchs and others as a badge of royalty.

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