This is a "Sarmation Diadem," found near some place called Novocherkassk (wherever that is... I'm guessing Russia) and now is displayed in the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg (which is definitely in Russia). We learned about the Sarmatians in my Byzantine history class today, so I thought I'd post something Sarmatian. SAHR-MAY-SHUN... hee hee. I think that's a fun word to say.