Silver gold value - Silver cross neckless.
Silver Gold Value
- made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver bracelets"
- Provide (mirror glass) with a backing of a silver-colored material in order to make it reflective
- a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
- Coat or plate with silver
- (esp. of the moon) Give a silvery appearance to
- coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver the necklace"
- amber: a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"
- coins made of gold
- made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"
- An alloy of this
- A deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color
- A yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, valued esp. for use in jewelry and decoration, and to guarantee the value of currencies
silver gold value - Paper ...
Paper ... read before the Society of Antiquaries ... on the Gold Discoveries, and effect thereby produced on the relative value of silver and gold.
Title: Paper ... read before the Society of Antiquaries ... on the Gold Discoveries, and effect thereby produced on the relative value of silver and gold.
Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions
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Smee, William Ray;
An Exceptional Babylonian Rock Crystal, Silver, & Gold Jar with Cuneiform Inscription
Rock crystal, silver, & gold, ca. 1823-1763 B.C.E. H. 8.52 cm. Rock crystal, silver and gold H: 8.52 cm Larsa , South Iraq Babylonian c. 1823-1763 B.C.  Ex collection: Countess de Behague The vessel carved of two pieces of rock crystal and polished; the body of slightly tapering cylindrical form and the underside of the foot made with three concentric stepped levels. The rim of the mouth with a hammered gold lip, the foot circled with a strip of silver (possibly a modern replacement) likewise hammered. On the body an incised inscription within a rectangular frame. Condition: at the mouth a wedge of rock crystal fissured and the vessel's base once broken, glued together from three pieces. Adhering to the inside of the vessel what appears to be some bronze residue in the shape of a "rocaille", of a green cuprous chloride colour with earth deposits. The surface of the rock crystal slightly weathered with traces of green cuprous chloride deposit on the inscription and in some of the signs, also faint traces of some blackish material that might be bitumen. A votive jar, the Sumerian cuneiform inscription reads "To Amurru, his lord, for the life of Rim-Sin, King of Larsa, Shep-Sin son of Ipqusha, chief physician, the servant who reverences him, gave (this) stone vase, its lip inset with gold, its base with silver" . The inscription fits nicely with the practice of the time when officials made offerings of precious objects to the gods for the good health of the ruler in power. This text is unrecorded elsewhere. There is no indication as to the contents  of the vessel, though these would have been in keeping with the occasion, and the receptacle itself made of rock crystal embellished with rims of gold and silver attests the significance of the offering. Published: Antiquites et Objets d'Art. Collection de Martine, Comtesse de Behague, provenant de la succession du Marquis de Ganay, Sotheby's, Monaco, 5 December 1987, lot 66, pp. 42-43. Klotchkoff, I.S.: Gift of Shep-Sin, Journal of Ancient History no. 2 (Moscow, 1994), pp. 107-110. Mentioned: Moorey, P.R.S.: Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries. The Archaeological Evidence (Oxford, 1994), p. 95. This entry, as it appeared in the Royal Academy catalogue, was based on the description in Sotheby's sale catalogue (5 December 1987) for which all the information was supplied by Prof. W.G. Lambert, since modified thanks to references and additional data communicated to us by Prof. Lambert to whom this writer is greatly indebted. This vessel and its inscription are unique and the reference to the Oriental Institute as probably having a pair is a confusion, as A.1803 is the archive number on a photo of our vessel. The revised entry has been slightly modified thanks to information received from Dr. Igor Klotchkoff (24 February 1995), Renee Kovacs and Prof. M. Civil (22/30 January 1995). 1 In a letter of 5 April 1994, Pierre Amiet refers to A. Parrot's report (Archeologie mespotamienne, I, Les Etapes , p. 361 ff.) that, before official excavations commenced at the royal city of Larsa, several objects of considerable value from secret digs arrived in Europe. The latter describes two bronzes partially covered with gold foil acquired by the Louvre, and adds "une coupe en onyx au nom de Rim-Sin faisait partie du lot offert mais ne fut pas retenue, en raison du prix considerable qui en etait demande". With reference to this last, Pierre Amiet says "je pense que la 'coupe en onyx' pourrait tres bien etre votre gobelet, 'onyx' ayant ete mis pour 'pierre dure', surtout si A. Parrot n'a pas vu l'objet, ce qui est vraisemblable". (Rene Dussaud was Keeper of Near Eastern art at the Louvre at the time.) "En outre aucun autre objet precieux inscrit au nom de Rim-Sin n'est apparu depuis lors ... C'est du moins l'hypothese que je formule." We consider that the jar was in all likelihood acquired by Countess de Behague in the late 1920s or early 1930s and must surely be this one. 2 I. Klotchkoff informs us (see above) that "the inscription was cut after 1800 B.C. when Rim-Sin began to write determinative of god before his name." Since the vessel is surely contemporary with the inscription, if this be so, the higher date should be slightly lowered. 3 Frayne, D.R.: Old Babylonian Period (2003-1595 B.C.), The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia. Early Periods, 4 (Toronto/Buffalo/London, 1990), pp. 305-306. In a letter of 3 October 1991, W.G. Lambert writes: "D.R. Frayne, op. cit. p. 305, takes the Sumerian sha'usha in line 8 as the name of the vessel because it is explained sappu in the ancient lexical list Urra = hubullu XI 386. However, this list gives three other Babylonian translations of this Sumerian term in the context: asmaru 'lance' (line 381), makdadu 'scraper' (line 387), and hasinnu 'axe' (line 388), and all four cases equip the Sumerian term sha'usha with
Silver Bell Mine No. 2
This photo and the previous one are more for illustration than photographic excellence. I hate shooting into the sun. :-( Silver Bell Mine "On the slopes to the south you can see the remains of the Silver Bell Mine, with its tipples still standing. The ore bins held and fed rock to a stamp battery that crushed the ore into a sandy-watery pulp and pushed it onto an amalgamation table where the precious metals were extracted. Though the mine operated some 40 years, ownership and details about the mine's riches are sketchy. Nevertheless, it was a versatile mine: gold in the 1930s, lead in the 1940s, and copper in the 1950s. "Prospectors began staking claims in this desert region around 1865. Gold fever gave rise to mine names like Fore Aces, Big Bozo Claim, Lucky Turkey #2, and Hard Digging. Mining reached its peak here by 1917 and tapered off by the 1960s. "Ore was hoisted from the Silver Bell Mine by the skip and dumped onto the grizzly, which sorted ore into the tipple. A 1958 assay report showed the Silver Bell Mine as having low gold and silver values but high copper values—worth about $90 a ton." — Roadside sign in Joshua Tree National Park 20081107_0109-1a1_800x600