Malleable, lustrous, resistant to corrosion, and high in value, gold has always been a favourite material for jewellers going back to earliest antiquity. The following jewellery pieces are all from the ancient Mediterranean and have nothing more in common than their excellent craftsmanship and striking designs. For more on the history of ancient gold see Ancient History Encyclopedia’s definition on gold in antiquity.
Minoan Bee Pendant
Jewellery from Agrigento, Sicily
All images were taken by the author and can be found on the Ancient History Encylopedia webiste.