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Mycenaean Gold Jewellery Pieces
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Mycenaean Gold Jewellery Pieces

Strings of gold beads in the form of rosettes, papyrus and lillies from Mycenae area (14th century BCE). Nafplio Archaeological Museum.
Gold Coin Pendant of Constantine
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Gold Coin Pendant of Constantine

This object is associated with a late Roman emperor, who was at the heart of the changing Roman Empire. This gold pendant is set with a coin of Constantine the Great. The pendant is made in a pierced metalwork technique popular in fine jewellery...
Silla Gold Earrings, National Treasure 52
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Silla Gold Earrings, National Treasure 52

5-6th century CE gold earrings from the Silla Kingdom (57 BCE - 668 CE) of south-eastern Korea. From a tomb in the Gyeongju area. National Treasure No. 52. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Roman Gold Bar Stamped with Assayers
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Roman Gold Bar Stamped with Assayers

In the Late Roman Period, precious metal that had been paid in tax was melted down into bars before being re-minted, to eliminate plated forgeries. Because local mint officials could be corrupt, the bars were stamped with the names of the...
Baekje Gold Crown Ornaments
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Baekje Gold Crown Ornaments

Gold crown ornaments from the Baekje kingdom of ancient Korea. From the tomb of King Muryeong (r. 501-523 BCE), near Gongju. National Treasure No. 155. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul)
Macedonian Gold Stater
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Macedonian Gold Stater

Macedonian gold stater from the reign of Philip II, 359-356 BCE. O: Head of Apollo. R: Charioteer driving a racing biga.
Lydian Gold Stater
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Lydian Gold Stater

Gold stater from Lydia, reign of Croesus, 560-546 BCE. O: Lion and ox. R: Two incuse squares.
Gold Solidus of Antioch
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Gold Solidus of Antioch

A gold solidus from Antioch depicting Emperor Julian, 361-363 CE. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
Roman Gold Necklace
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Roman Gold Necklace

A Roman gold and saphire necklace, 2nd half of the 2nd century CE. From an unidentified marble sarcophagus in Rome. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)
Roman Gold & Saphire Rings
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Roman Gold & Saphire Rings

Roman gold and saphire rings, second half of the 2nd century CE. The ring on the right has a garnet centre stone. From an unidentified marble sarcophagus in Rome. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)