According to Country Life magazine, The Goldsmith’s Conpany has excelled itself in this exhibition, even the pages of the accompanying book are gilded, “in keeping with a glittering achievement”
According to the Goldsmiths: this is “The most comprehensive and ambitious exhibition ever staged at Goldsmiths’ Hall. Gold: Power and Allure powerfully tells the rich and previously untold story of Britain and gold, demonstrating the country’s unique golden heritage. It features more than 400 gold items ranging in date from as early as 2500 BC to the present day, including rare and exquisite works of art, pieces of exceptional historic significance and others which are esoteric, curious and amusing.”
On show are the oldest gold objects found in the UK, rings found in a grave near Stonehenge in 2002 as well as other important finds from the last few years as new forms of scanning the soil have been introduced.