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The Berlin Golden Hat is a tall, conical artifact made of hammered gold and decorated with astronomic symbols including the moon. It dates back to 1000-800 BC and was most like used ceremonially. It is possible that it was also used as a calendar: the symbols on the artefact would have permitted the determination of dates or periods in both lunar and solar calendars. It was acquired in1996 as a single find without provenance. (and alas no provenance! rw)

“Horus of Gold” inlay, made in Egypt in the 4th century BC

Silver and Gold bowl of a goblet decorated with acanthus leaves Roman 2nd century CE

Crossbow Brooch Date: ca. 400 Geography: Made in, Rome/Constantinople Culture: Late Roman or Byzantine Medium: Gold

Ceremonial Knife (tumi), 9th–11th century Peru, Sicán (Lambayeque) Gold, silver, turquoise

Statuette of Amun, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, ca. 945–715 b.c. Egyptian Gold

Staff Head with Owl, 5th–10th century Colombia; Sinú Cast gold

Wing Fibula, 2nd century; Late Roman Provincial Roman; Made in Pannonia Silver, gold, four carnelians

Gold and Heliotrope pendant. C. 3rd-4th Century Roman.