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7 Golden Things

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

Gold is at the root of many a myth, in which it has represented the sun, untold riches and even divinity. A universal status symbol since ancient times, the metal's beauty, tactility and malleability have long made it the most desirable material in human adornment.

Here, seven things in gold:

From Antiquity

This ceremonial collar, the Shannongrove gorget, was discovered in an Irish bog in the 18th century and now is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. From the lat...