Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Monday - Time for Another Mystery Artifact!

I actually had another artifact in mind for today's post, but in searching the collections to find it, I came across something so much more fascinating that I had to post it instead!  Here it is:

Because of the object's size, I have posted a close-up view of the items at the bottom:

Give it your best guess!  As always, respond on our Facebook page or in the comments below with your ideas as to this beautiful artifact's name and function!


  1. Just a guess, it's a gold testing kit. The top piece checks the malleability, the second is magnetic (accounts for iron pyrite), third looks like either a way to put gold dust into a measurable amount or is some kind of standard weight. -RJD