Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Early Wreath Traditions
According to Britannica Encyclopedia, the wreath is an ancient status symbol. Wreaths were made of bay laurel, pine, herbs, and flowers. Each addition to a wreath had a specific meaning as a ritual or cherish symbol.
Ancient Romans wore crowns of laurel wreaths to denote power
Roman soldiers were bestowed wreaths of honor for victory in battle.
In ancient Greece, the cherished prize for a great orator was a wreath.
Olympic race winners were awarded a wreath.
Early Germanic cultures used an evergreen circle wreath as a table decoration with candles which was a winter reminder that spring would return and the Earth would once more turn warm.