The History of Gold Bars15 Οκτωβρίου, 2022
Humans were first introduced to gold when a child found a glittering rock in a cove thousands of years back. It was a yellow, shinning nugget shape object, which was named as gold. Gold was considered the first metal that early humans knew about.
Soon it became so popular that it was considered an essential part of almost every human culture. Its endless lustre and fascinating beauty has been inspiring humans for centuries. They have always been found desiring for this metal and sometimes they were and are willing to take others’ lives to have it.
The discovery of the gold is not associated only within a specific group, as it was found in many different parts of the world and its discovery occurred at different times in different parts of the world. However, one thing is common about its discovery that everyone who first saw it was quite impressed with its beauty and lustre.
Another thing, which distinguishes gold from other metal, is that it is one of the easiest metals to work on, as it is found in a pure and workable condition, while most of other metals occur in ore-bodies. In different cultures and civilisations of the world, gold has always been reckoned as a powerful stuff, which was usually associated with immortality, gods, and wealth in different cultures.
As gold can easily be moulded in different forms like nuggets and gold bars, the popularity of this stuff is always on increase in almost all well-known forms. Kings have been using that metal in their crowns. Women have always liked to adore themselves with it. It was also minted in coins and was used as a currency.
In short, it has always been a desirable object for humans, as they associated it with beauty and power. In ancient times, this precious metal was also used in making different things for shrines and idol. Cups, plates, vessels, vases, and many other objects were also developed using this precious metal.
It is not so that gold got its value when it was used as money. The fact is that it always had great value to humans, and that was the very reason of those unbelievable efforts that people usually made to get it. In many different civilisations like Indians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Hittites, slaves, and prisoners of wars were used to find out gold, and they were sent to the mines for this purpose. It was a time when gold wasn’t used as money, but just reckoned a desirable object.
These days gold is considered a must part of almost all types of precious jewellery and it’s as adorable as in the past. Though some other precious metals are also being used for this purpose, however none is as popular as gold and none can offer the same grace and glory as gold can offer. It’s no more used as money these days, but it is reckoned as something more precious than money. Humans have an eternal sort of love with gold, which doesn’t seem to decrease in the near future.