Roman gold necklace with lion-shaped tips. The chain of ornaments looks amazingly interesting. The object is dated to the 4th century CE. [564×704]

Roman gold necklace with lion-shaped tips. The chain of ornaments looks amazingly interesting. The object is dated to the 4th century CE. [564×704]

Richly decorated Roman helmet from the early 4th century CE. It was made from iron and gold, surrounded with silver. Decorated with glass pearls. [665×767]

Richly decorated Roman helmet from the early 4th century CE. It was made from iron and gold, surrounded with silver. Decorated with glass pearls. [665×767]

Shield (steel, silver, gold: H. 25 in. (63.5 cm); W. 18 in. (45.7 cm); Wt. 7 lb. (3175 g) of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59),France 1555[1456×1941]

Shield (steel, silver, gold: H. 25 in. (63.5 cm); W. 18 in. (45.7 cm); Wt. 7 lb. (3175 g) of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59),France 1555[1456×1941]

Varna gold treasure from Bulgaria, considered the oldest processed gold in the world dating back to the time of the Chalcolithic (Aeneolithic, Copper Age) Varna Culture, usually dated to 4400-4100 BC. [1024 x 769]

Varna gold treasure from Bulgaria, considered the oldest processed gold in the world dating back to the time of the Chalcolithic (Aeneolithic, Copper Age) Varna Culture, usually dated to 4400-4100 BC. [1024 x 769]