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22Ever wonder what gives gold its value?  The simple answer is: Us. Since 4000 B.C. people began to value gold as a decorative fashionable object. Gold’s value and place in our societies and cultures has evolved over thousands of years.  Enjoy this wonderful (and brief!) overview of gold and its relationship to civilization.  Here is an excerpt:

” 58 B.C. After a victorious campaign in Gaul, Julius
Caesar brings back enough gold to give 200
coins to each of his soldiers and repay all of Rome’s
debts.”   The History of Gold

The history of gold is rich and remarkable, stretching back thousands of years and a major player in shaping the economy we know today.  Perhaps some of the gold given to one of those Roman soldiers ended up in a beautiful piece of jewelry you are wearing today.