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The Coins of Lydia

The Coins of Lydia

Legend has it that Lydian gold came from the river in which King Midas washed away his power to turn all he touched into gold The kingdom of Lydia reigned over (present-day) western Turkey more than 2500 years ago. The region was a meeting point for traders coming...

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King Tuts’ Gold – A Treasure Nest

King Tuts’ Gold – A Treasure Nest

Gold has been revered by cultures worldwide for thousands of years. From the crude casting of coins to the delicate crafting of funerary masks, goldsmiths have applied their skills and knowledge to use the precious noble metal to win royal favor and cement their place...

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The Troy Ounce

The Troy Ounce

The troy weight units of measurement likely take its name from the market town, Troyes, in France, 1 troy ounce is equal to 31.1034768 grams, according to The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom. The troy ounce remains the standard unit of measurement in the precious...

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