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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).
Gold Gaya Crown
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Gold Gaya Crown

A gold crown from the Gaya confederacy, 42-532 CE, southern Korea. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Roman Gold Pendants
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Roman Gold Pendants

Roman gold pendants depicting various emperors. The far left pendant shows Hadrian (119-132 CE), the central shows Severus Alexander (222-235 CE), and the right example shows Gallienus as Mars (253-268 CE). (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)
Side View, Gold Earrings, Ur III
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Side View, Gold Earrings, Ur III

These are the upper surfaces of both earrings, with their concavity facing right. Note that the cuneiform signs are identical on the corresponding sides. A pair of gold earrings, 24 carats, approximately 48 grams. Gift from Shulgi to a chief...
Curator with Pair of Gold Earrings from Ur III
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Curator with Pair of Gold Earrings from Ur III

A curator is doing a routine and regular preservation work on a pair of gold earrings at the lab of the Sulaymaniyah Museum of Iraqi Kurdistan. October 18, 2017; exclusive photo. Ur III Period, reign of Shulgi, 2093-2046 BCE. Probably from...
Gold Ring from Mycenae
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Gold Ring from Mycenae

A Mycenaean gold ring depicting a hunting scene. From Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 16th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Egyptian Gold Bracelets
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Egyptian Gold Bracelets

Egyptian inlaid gold bracelets belonging to Prince Nimlot, one of the sons of Sheshonq I, the first king of the 22nd Dynasty. About 940 BCE. Said to be from Sa el-Haggar (Sais), Egypt. From The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse...
Cuneiform on Gold Earrings from Ur III
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Cuneiform on Gold Earrings from Ur III

Both earrings are placed in a mirror-image position, with the lower surfaces facing each other. Each earring is composed of nine lunar-shaped segments forming a flattened half- ball. The cuneiform signs run vertically from above downward...
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)
A Gold Earring from Ur III
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A Gold Earring from Ur III

This is the lower surface of the earring. The cuneiform text is read vertically, from the upper surface downwards on each segment, and it continues from right to left. One of a pair of gold earrings, 24 carats. Gift from Shulgi to a chief...