"Agnel of John II., King of France. Agnel- A French gold coin bearing a figure of the paschal lamb, first issued by Louis IX., and not struck after Charles IX."-Whitney, 1902

Agnel

"Agnel of John II., King of France. Agnel- A French gold coin bearing a figure of the paschal lamb,…

"An ornament of gold, apparently intended to hang round the neck, found in Athelney, and now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The inscription on the side here represented, around the female figure holding flowers, is 'Aelfred me haet gewercan' (Alfred had me wrought). On the other side is a flower. The workmanship is in good style." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Alfred's Jewel

"An ornament of gold, apparently intended to hang round the neck, found in Athelney, and now in the…

"An ancient English gold coin, varying in value. It was so called from the figure of the archangel Michael piercing the gradon upon its obverse. angels continued to be coined down to the time of the Commonwealth." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Angel

"An ancient English gold coin, varying in value. It was so called from the figure of the archangel Michael…

"Angel of Edward IV., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

Angel Coin

"Angel of Edward IV., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

"Angelet of Henry VII., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

Angelet

"Angelet of Henry VII., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

"Angelot of Henry VI, British Museum."-Whitney, 1902

Angelot

"Angelot of Henry VI, British Museum."-Whitney, 1902

This storage box has an outer band that is made out of gold. The design on the box is made out of flowers and leaves scrolled all around the box.

Storage Box

This storage box has an outer band that is made out of gold. The design on the box is made out of flowers…

Gold breastpins discovered at Pompeii.

Breastpins

Gold breastpins discovered at Pompeii.

British Golden-rod is a member of the large composite genus Solidago, which is chiefly North American. The golden-rods are erect plants, little branched, and often somewhat woody at the base. The foliage is various, usually somewhat lanceolate in shape, and sometimes conspicuously veined. The tiny heads have one series of white or yellow ray-flowers, and are gathered into various forms of inflorescence, often of a massive character; they appear in late summer and early autumn. Although of no commercial value (except as forage for sheep) the golden-rods are conspicuous for their bright color, especially as they are apt to grow in huge colonies in fields and along roadsides.

British Golden-rod

British Golden-rod is a member of the large composite genus Solidago, which is chiefly North American.…

This brooch consists of diamonds set in gold and green enamel.

Brooch

This brooch consists of diamonds set in gold and green enamel.

Brooches of gold found at Pompeii.

Brooches

Brooches of gold found at Pompeii.

"The head of a pin or brooch evidently suggested by a butterfly, a characteristic of the gold work of Mycenae." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Butterfly Brooch

"The head of a pin or brooch evidently suggested by a butterfly, a characteristic of the gold work of…

Gold miners paning for gold in California.

California Gold Mining

Gold miners paning for gold in California.

"The Gold Carp, <em>C. auratus</em>, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both colors, is originally from China, the most beautiful species being taken from Lake Che-Kyang." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Gold carp

"The Gold Carp, C. auratus, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both…

The front of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to aout three United States gold dollars.

Chaise

The front of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to…

The rear of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to aout three United States gold dollars.

Chaise

The rear of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to…

This chess board and chess men is made in silver and gold, richly ornamented with jewels and enamels.

Chess Board and Chess Men

This chess board and chess men is made in silver and gold, richly ornamented with jewels and enamels.

The chlorination process in gold extraction employs large vats or revolving barrels, the material inside of which is moistened with water and treated with chlorine gas to form a solution of Gold Chloride. This is then run off, and the gold precipitated , usually by means of Ferrous Sulphate or charcoal.

Chlorination Barrel

The chlorination process in gold extraction employs large vats or revolving barrels, the material inside…

The chlorination process in gold extraction employs large vats or revolving barrels, the material inside of which is moistened with water and treated with chlorine gas to form a solution of Gold Chloride. This is then run off, and the gold precipitated , usually by means of Ferrous Sulphate or charcoal.

Chlorination Barrel (End Section)

The chlorination process in gold extraction employs large vats or revolving barrels, the material inside…

The front of a Greek silver coin weighing on the average around 193 grains, first issued by the kings of Pergamum, probably in the second century B.C.

Cistophorus

The front of a Greek silver coin weighing on the average around 193 grains, first issued by the kings…

The back of a Greek silver coin weighing on the average around 193 grains, first issued by the kings of Pergamum, probably in the second century B.C.

Cistophorus

The back of a Greek silver coin weighing on the average around 193 grains, first issued by the kings…

This clock is engraved and used as a centerpiece to a candelabrum. The figures are made of bronze and the dial is gold.

Clock

This clock is engraved and used as a centerpiece to a candelabrum. The figures are made of bronze and…

The altar cloth was embroidered by hand in gold and silk. It includes a drawing of a dove on the bottom. This cloth is used in a church setting.

Altar Cloth

The altar cloth was embroidered by hand in gold and silk. It includes a drawing of a dove on the bottom.…

This silk cloth is designed with a piece of gold and other colors weaved into floral groupings.

Silk Cloth

This silk cloth is designed with a piece of gold and other colors weaved into floral groupings.

This album cover was designed in London, England. It is a small quarto (bookbinding technique), richly designed in gold and other colors on brown leather. The interior is made out of white vellum (mammal skin).

Album Cover

This album cover was designed in London, England. It is a small quarto (bookbinding technique), richly…

"A cross of thin gold work formed of four leaves." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Cross

"A cross of thin gold work formed of four leaves." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

This cross is a piece of embroidery that is taken from a priest's robe. It has a bold design of leaves and flowers. It is worked in gold on a purple background.

Cross

This cross is a piece of embroidery that is taken from a priest's robe. It has a bold design of leaves…

The crown of the Prince of Wales.

Crown

The crown of the Prince of Wales.

A royal crown of Britain.

Crown

A royal crown of Britain.

A royal crown of Britain.

Crown

A royal crown of Britain.

A royal crown of Britain.

Crown

A royal crown of Britain.

A royal crown of Britain.

Crown

A royal crown of Britain.

A royal crown of Britain.

Crown

A royal crown of Britain.

An illustration of a woman exchanging her gold for American currency.

Currency Exchange

An illustration of a woman exchanging her gold for American currency.

In the gold extraction process, finely crushed ores are leached in vats with a very diluted solution of Potassuim Cyanide (KCN), containing 0.05 to 0.3 percent KCN (or its equivalent, Sodium Cyanide, NaCN) which is allowed to remain for twelve to twenty-four hours to dissolve the gold.

Cyanide Leaching Tank (Gold Extraction)

In the gold extraction process, finely crushed ores are leached in vats with a very diluted solution…

Gold mining consists of the processes and techniques employed in the removal of gold from the ground. There are several techniques by which gold may be extracted from the earth.

Original Gold Mining Device

Gold mining consists of the processes and techniques employed in the removal of gold from the ground.…

"Diadems or head fillets of pure hammered gold cut into thin plates, attached to rings by double gold wires, and fastened together at the back with thin twisted wire." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Diadem

"Diadems or head fillets of pure hammered gold cut into thin plates, attached to rings by double gold…

"DIADEM, a circle of gold with points rising from it, worn by ancient kings as the token of royalty. The diadem of most of the monarchs of Europe, as represented in ancient statuary, stained glass, and paintings, resembles the annexed engraving; the kings of England, from the Conquest to Henry VII., all wore a diadem of this shape." -Hall, 1862

Diadem

"DIADEM, a circle of gold with points rising from it, worn by ancient kings as the token of royalty.…

This Greek Diadem or crown is made out of gold.

Greek Diadem

This Greek Diadem or crown is made out of gold.

"Distrbution of electrification on a charged hollow sphere. If an insulated conductor d be inserted through the opening in the sphere and brought in contact with the interior surface and afterwards carefully removed, it will be found, by testing with the gold leaf electroscope, tat it has recieved no charge. If touched to the outside, however, the conductor will recieve part of the charge." -Hawkins, 1917

Distribution of Charge

"Distrbution of electrification on a charged hollow sphere. If an insulated conductor d be inserted…

The obverse side of a Ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

Ducat of Ladislaus Postumus, Obverse

The obverse side of a Ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

The reverse side of a ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

Ducat of Ladislaus Postumus, Reverse

The reverse side of a ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

This Greek earring is made out of gold in the form of a siren (Greek mythical bird-woman). It was found in Ithaca, Greece.

Greek Earring

This Greek earring is made out of gold in the form of a siren (Greek mythical bird-woman). It was found…

An illustration of a pair of Egyptian gold earrings.

Golden Earrings

An illustration of a pair of Egyptian gold earrings.

"One of the simplest instruments of this kind consists of a metallic needle, terminated at each end by a light pith-ball, which is covered with gold leaf, and supported horizontally at its centre by a fine point.." -Comstock 1850

Electroscope

"One of the simplest instruments of this kind consists of a metallic needle, terminated at each end…

"Gold leaf electroscope; it consists of two strips of gold foil suspended from a brass rod within a glass jar. Used to detect the presence and sign of an electric charge." -Hawkins, 1917

Gold Leaf Electroscope

"Gold leaf electroscope; it consists of two strips of gold foil suspended from a brass rod within a…

"In heraldry, a fur of a tincture resembling ermine, except that the ground is or (gold)." -Whitney, 1911

Erminois

"In heraldry, a fur of a tincture resembling ermine, except that the ground is or (gold)." -Whitney,…

A Frue Vanner is a shaking, rubber belt used to concentrate gold ore 'pulp'.

Frue Vanner (End View)

A Frue Vanner is a shaking, rubber belt used to concentrate gold ore 'pulp'.

A Frue Vanner is a shaking, rubber belt used to concentrate gold ore 'pulp'.

Frue Vanner (Side View)

A Frue Vanner is a shaking, rubber belt used to concentrate gold ore 'pulp'.

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

Gold River Goat-Sucker

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has a dome or arch a, and back water-way b; the heated products of combustion striking against this back are sent up the central flue c, and then diverted into the side flues d, d, before passing into the chimney shaft e." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gold Medal Boiler

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has…

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has a dome or arch a, and back water-way b; the heated products of combustion striking against this back are sent up the central flue c, and then diverted into the side flues d, d, before passing into the chimney shaft e." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gold Medal Boiler

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has…

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has a dome or arch a, and back water-way b; the heated products of combustion striking against this back are sent up the central flue c, and then diverted into the side flues d, d, before passing into the chimney shaft e." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gold Medal Boiler

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has…

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has a dome or arch a, and back water-way b; the heated products of combustion striking against this back are sent up the central flue c, and then diverted into the side flues d, d, before passing into the chimney shaft e." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gold Medal Boiler

"The Gold Medal Boiler is perhaps one of the best of these modified saddles, and like the others has…

"It is of gold plate, so thick as to require no "piping" at the back to sustain it; but in general the repoused examples have a piping of copper wire." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Gold Plate

"It is of gold plate, so thick as to require no "piping" at the back to sustain it; but in general the…

Also known as the thistle-finch, it is often kept as a pet and taught to do tricks.

Common Goldfinch of Europe

Also known as the thistle-finch, it is often kept as a pet and taught to do tricks.

"In China and the warmer parts of Japan a fish extremely similar to the Crucian carp of Europe is of very common occurrence in ponds and other still waters. In the wild state its colors do not differ from those of a Crucian carp, and like that fish it is tenacious of life and easily domesticated. Albinos seem to be rather common and as in other fishes, the color of most of these albinos is a bright orange or golden yellow; occasionally even this shade of color is lost, the fish being more or less pure white or silvery." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Goldfish

"In China and the warmer parts of Japan a fish extremely similar to the Crucian carp of Europe is of…

A famous financier and known for his actions on Black Friday.

Jay Gould

A famous financier and known for his actions on Black Friday.

An English gold piece, struck during the reign of Charles II. They are called guineas because they were struck, for the most part, from gold obtained from Guinea. This coin preceded the sovereign.

Guinea of Charles II

An English gold piece, struck during the reign of Charles II. They are called guineas because they were…

This inkstand is designed in a Cinquecento (Italian 16th century) style. It is made of part gold, part silver, gilt and enamel. There is a bird in the front that is attacking a dragon. The groups of figures in the back signify moral Christian Virtues and domestic scenes.

Inkstand

This inkstand is designed in a Cinquecento (Italian 16th century) style. It is made of part gold, part…