In the Lord of the rings Simgol calls the golden ring his precious. An all consuming greed fills him to have it, he wants it. Anyone who sees it wants it only one hobbit who is pure of heart can carry it to the fires of destruction without been affected by it’s power.
I know a man in his 8th decade who carries a gold coin minted in the times of the Maccabees who swears his business and personal wealth comes from the possession of this coin. Maybe it does maybe it doesn’t, who knows. The cost of possession of such items comes at a great price Smigol goes to his death in the Moulton lava with the ring.
It would be interesting to see what happens to the man with the coin.