Fragment from Mold Cape


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Since its backing had decayed, the fragile cape broke up during recovery. The pieces were dispersed among various people. Although the British Museum acquired the greater proportion in 1836, small fragments have come to light intermittently over the years and have been reunited with the larger portion.This small piece of sheet gold is decorated with a circular boss surrounded by pointillé. There is also a hole near the boss. Although part of the original cape, the reincorporation into the restored cape was not possible for this fragment.


  • Title: Fragment from Mold Cape
  • Date Created: -1900/-1600
  • Place: Found/Acquired Mold
  • Period/culture: Early British Bronze Age
  • Material: Gold
  • Copyright: The Trustees of British Museum
  • British Museum website: 1836,0902.4

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