Material type: Gold

Use for items where the colour is yellow and lustrous and the object feels heavy. Pale gold may contain a high proportion of silver; you can use the words ‘pale gold’ in the Description field, or occasionally you might want to use the word ‘electrum’ for the same thing, although this term is now quite unfashionable.

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PAS record number: WMID-479062

Record: WMID-479062
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete gold half angel of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1567 to AD 1570. A DNO FACTVM EST ISTVD ET MIRA revers…
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PAS record number: LANCUM-B16FAB

Record: LANCUM-B16FAB
Object type: RING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A Post-medieval gold posy ring probably mid-17th century to mid-18th century AD. The ring is a simple gold posy ring circular in plan and D-sh…
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PAS record number: BERK-616068

Record: BERK-616068
Object type: RING
Broadperiod: UNKNOWN
Description: A gold ring, possibly fitting rather than a finger ring. The ring has a sub-rectangular section and is undecorated. It is now distorted into a…
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PAS record number: WMID-4CF6EE

Record: WMID-4CF6EE
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete contemporary copy of a gold 6400 Reis (equivalent to 4 Escudos or 1 Peca) of Joseph I of Portugal and the Algarves, issued in AD 17…
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PAS record number: NMS-3471A3

Record: NMS-3471A3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Gold noble of Edward III, Pre-Treaty Series G, cross 3 initial mark, annulet to right of lis at top branch of reverse cross, small E at centre…
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