Guanín (Taino)

In the Taino culture of the Antilles, a guanín was a badge of tribal leadership, worn by the Cacique (chief). It was a disc of pure gold, made from flakes of gold extracted from rivers; these flakes were pounded with rocks until they melted together into a small disc which the Cacique could wear around his neck. See Guanin. http://www.taino-tribe.org/tribal-nation-seal.htm
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