In this, the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged at Goldsmiths’ Hall, more than 400 gold items go on display to celebrate the working and use of gold in Britain over the past 4,500 years. Objects and rare works of art, some dating to 2500 BC, will be displayed across three floors, and include a range of gold torcs. Also on display is a magnificent early Bronze Age lunula (a necklace or collar shaped like a crescent moon). This is thought to have been made for the neck of a tribal chieftain, and is one of only 200 in existence.
Gold: Power and Allure is on display at The Goldsmiths’ Company, London, between 1 June–28 July 2012 and admission is free. Find out more at The Goldsmiths' Company website