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I am a box without hinges, key, or lid; Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

What am I?

Credit to J.R.R. Tolkien (from The Hobbit)

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  • $\begingroup$ If you know where Tolkein got it from, you should credit that source. Otherwise credit Tolkein. $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Jul 8 '18 at 0:28
  • $\begingroup$ Who is Tolkein? $\endgroup$ – PotatoLatte Jul 8 '18 at 0:54
  • $\begingroup$ JRR Tolkein wrote the book The Hobbit, in which this riddle appears: genius.com/… $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Jul 8 '18 at 2:06
  • $\begingroup$ Uh I don't know him so I'll just credit him $\endgroup$ – PotatoLatte Jul 8 '18 at 2:07
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Are you an

Egg

So,

It is not a box, yet it has a wonderful golden yolk.

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