A selection of Akan Gold Weights

Gold Weights and Wind Scales in the Asante Empire

The ornamented tools used to ensure fair market transactions also conveyed the stories and values of the Akan peoples.
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Inside the Alchemist’s Workshop

What tools would an alchemist use in the quest to transmute other elements into gold?
Gold Coins

The Gold Standard is Bad Economics

Why, in the face of international economic ruin, did so many countries persist in maintaining the gold standard leading up to the Great Depression?