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Gold armband with emperor Caracalla and empress Plautilla
Image by Carole Raddato

Gold armband with emperor Caracalla and empress Plautilla

Gold armband with coins of Caracalla and his wife Plautilla, 202–205 CE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
Gold Myrtle Wreath
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Gold Myrtle Wreath

4th century BCE gold myrtle wreath from Macedonia, a religious symbol, also indicating social position. It was worn at public appearances, religious ceremonies and symposia, and accompanied its owner to the grave. (Archaeological Museum...
Gold Olive wreath
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Gold Olive wreath

4th century BCE gold Olive wreath from Macedonia, both a religious symbol and indicator of social position and power (Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Gold Hair Ornament
Image by Mark Cartwright

Gold Hair Ornament

A 3rd century BCE gold hair ornament from Agrigento, Sicily. The central medallion depicts Medusa. (Archaeological Museum of Agrigento)
Gold & Garnet Ring, Agrigento
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Gold & Garnet Ring, Agrigento

A gold and garnet ring from Agrigento, Sicily, 3rd century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Agrigento).
Roman Gold & Saphire Ring
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Roman Gold & Saphire Ring

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

Hairnet made of finely woven gold wires, 1st century CE (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
God Sebiumeker Gold Shield
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

God Sebiumeker Gold Shield

Gold shield with the head of god Sebiumeker. From the treasure of the Nubian queen Amanishakheto, pyramid N6, Meroe, modern-day northern Sudan. Meroitic period, around 1 CE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Chimu Gold Rattle
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Chimu Gold Rattle

A Chimu gold rattle, 1100-1470 CE. The figure, with earspools and headdress, represents a member of the Chimu ruling class and was a common motif in Chimu art. (Art Institute of Chicago)
Lambayeque Gold Glove
Image by Manuel González Olaechea

Lambayeque Gold Glove

A gold glove from a tomb of the Lambayeque Civilization of northern Peru, 900-1375 CE. (Museo Oro del Perú y Armas del Mundo, Lima, Peru)