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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)
Mycenaean Engraved Gold Ring
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Mycenaean Engraved Gold Ring

A gold ring from Mycenae, the largest such example. The engraved scene depicts lion-headed creatures in a religious procession carrying libation vases. On the left side is a seated goddess. 15th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum...
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.
Lambayeque Gold Glove
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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)
Gold Ibex, Akrotiri
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Gold Ibex, Akrotiri

A gold ibex figurine from Akrotiri on Thera (Santorini), 17th century BCE. The figurine was discovered in 1999 CE in mint condition having been originally placed inside a wooden box within a clay chest. It is hollow and was made using the...
Almoravid Gold Coin
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Almoravid Gold Coin

Almoravid dynasty (1056-1147 CE) gold coin from the reign of 'Abdallah ibn 'Iyad. 1146 CE. (British Museum, London)
Seekers of the Seven Cities of Gold
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Seekers of the Seven Cities of Gold

Artist's impression of how Coronado's expedition may have looked, titled "Seekers of the Seven Cities of Gold, Coronado in the Chiricahaus".
Gold Rhinoceros, Mapungubwe
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Gold Rhinoceros, Mapungubwe

A gold rhinoceros from a burial site at Mapungubwe, South Africa. 11-14th century CE. (University of Pretoria Museums, South Africa)
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)
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...