The History of Gold Coins and the Ties with the

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The Ipswich Museum of England has an addition display of Iron Age gold coins which are dated from 20 BC and running all the way to 20 AD; this 840 piece collection is the largest of gold coins discovered and displayed. It is said that these pieces were hidden by an Inceni tribe warrior queen 20 decades ago during a battle with the Romans. This collection allows the public an insight into the historical lifestyle of that era which showcased other tribal coins where trade as well as political ties exists between tribes. This form of currency reflects the progressive civilization in any society … [Read more...]

History of Gold

gold history

Gold has a glittering history since the ancient days. From gold flakes to gold bars, the ability to buy gold has come in many forms over the centuries. Some golden moments that make up its history are briefly recorded below: Around c.3600 BC – Gold was smelted by the Egyptians using blowpipes. 2600 BC - ancient Mesopotamian goldsmith crafted the first few pieces of gold jewelry. Between 1200 and 1500 BC, a new casting technique was developed; the so called lost-wax technique was used in the jewelry process to improve the hardness of gold, allowing color variations. 1223 BC - … [Read more...]